ASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4553 times:
While checking in for my IAH-DFW flight this afternoon the agent stated he heard more reduction of full-time employees and/or full-time employee's hours in September/October of 2006.
I understand AA is trying to avoid BK, but as more people travel it seems the carrier is still shrinking staff. I am sure the legacies are looking at US's Q2 $305MM profit saying we can do that!I did have the BEST F/A today on AA1970. It took me back to the old days of flying...pre 9/11 around the 1970s.
Wanda was charming, gracious, efficient, courteous, eager to please and professional. Great PA announcements. She hustled through the cabin. My glass of blood mary mix had lots of ice and a nice wedge of lemon and a wedge stuck in the mouth of the can. Always smiled and could not do enough. I felt very nostalgic for the good old days of flying.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4493 times:
It may be possible that the agent was referring to IAH specially. Each city has their own staffing requirements. However, it may be possible that FT headcount may be reduced (often to PT) at their station; that's kinda been the general trend (with the hubs being the exception).
If anything has been going on, it's been recalls! The system seniority list has been growing over the past few months...
COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
I also had an excellent NW flight in econ. from TUS-MSP-BOS last tues. The crew all seemed to have good attitudes, and even the pilots made some jokes during our 15 minute ground delay in TUS. Also, the F/A's on MSP-BOS were excellent, all of them welcoming passengers with a smile. I'd never seen a NW crew so warm/welcoming before.
Fleet Service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
According to the notice thats up on the bulletin boards here at LGA, they are in the process of fine tuning the winter schedule and there will at some locations be a reduction in force.Each station is reviewing their staffing requirements and an exact station by station impact is not available at the moment.
Smaller stations may see a reduction in F/T headcount and an increase in P/T headcount.Larger stations may well see no effect at all.
I agree that the recalls are still proceeding at a rapid clip.In fact, according to the union virtually every one on the recall list for the NYC One Station complex (EWR,JFK,LGA) that wanted to come back is back.There are rumors of off the street hiring for the spring.
[Edited 2006-07-29 16:15:49]
Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
MalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4083 times:
Quoting A300AA (Reply 1): And no further reductions have been told.
There has been a lot of talk that American Airlines is going to stump its growth in the JFK market. Also, American Airlines, may very well be looking for other airlines that are interested in leasing terminal space from them in T9. These chatters would seem to be true as since American Airlines built the terminal AA's JFK schedule has done nothing but sit stale as Delta and Jet Blue have made large if not huge inroads into markets where AA could have entered at a profit. As far as LGA is concerned, AA is looking to trim schedules, and as a friend that works for AA in DFW calls it "cutting the fat, before we lose our hat"...
ATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3989 times:
Speaking of cutbacks at checkin counters. I recently flew Delta from FLL and there at their large ticket counter was perhaps three employees running around like crazy. I did the kiosk check in and waited what seemed like forever for them to call my name and get my baggage tag.