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AA A300 Pilots?  
User currently offlineFvyfireman From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

where were the AA A300 pilots placed?

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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3217 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Simple answer: wherever their seniority could hold

More complicated... mostly on the 757/767, but a few could probably go up to 777 while some probably fell off to 737 or Super 80.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
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Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):

There were also a handful of early outs (lump sum).  airplane 


User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2907 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3637 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):
Simple answer: wherever their seniority could hold

More complicated... mostly on the 757/767, but a few could probably go up to 777 while some probably fell off to 737 or Super 80.

Regardless of which aircraft the A300 pilots moved to, I imagine they must enjoy layovers in the likes of London, Paris, Rio, Aruba, Barbados, etc. much more so than Guayaquil or Guatemala City  Wink



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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 3282 times:



Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):
Regardless of which aircraft the A300 pilots moved to, I imagine they must enjoy layovers in the likes of London, Paris, Rio, Aruba, Barbados, etc. much more so than Guayaquil or Guatemala City Wink

Or perhaps they'll bid a smaller aircraft for the joy of weekends off and sleeping in their own bed more often.



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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

I was in the jumpseat home from Dallas last week on AA and the crew had been on the A300 for years. They were now on the 80 based in LGA cause they could hold great schedules. The CA said if he was NY Based on anything other than the 80, he would be reserve. He had been with the company 21 years.


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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8494 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3239 times:
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Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):
Regardless of which aircraft the A300 pilots moved to, I imagine they must enjoy layovers in the likes of London, Paris, Rio, Aruba, Barbados, etc. much more so than Guayaquil or Guatemala City

Aa A300 haven't flown to Europe for 8 years since 2001 when the 777 arrived in enough numbers to replace them for flightd to LHR from Boston and JFK.


User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3217 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3202 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 6):
Aa A300 haven't flown to Europe for 8 years since 2001 when the 777 arrived in enough numbers to replace them for flightd to LHR from Boston and JFK.

I believe SurfandSnow was implying if the crew had transitioned to 757/767.


User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2858 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2904 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 6):
Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):
Regardless of which aircraft the A300 pilots moved to, I imagine they must enjoy layovers in the likes of London, Paris, Rio, Aruba, Barbados, etc. much more so than Guayaquil or Guatemala City

Aa A300 haven't flown to Europe for 8 years since 2001 when the 777 arrived in enough numbers to replace them for flightd to LHR from Boston and JFK.

I believe that was his point, that the other aircraft had better layover options than the former A-300 fleet. Regardless, someone is going to the former A-300 destinations.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 2810 times:



Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):
Regardless of which aircraft the A300 pilots moved to, I imagine they must enjoy layovers in the likes of London, Paris, Rio, Aruba, Barbados, etc. much more so than Guayaquil or Guatemala City

True, but some of those routes were probably short enough for the crew to turnaround.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5308 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

What's interesting is that the A300 retirement didn't just affect A300 crew bases. Becasue 757s picked up some of the traffic out of MIA, there was a reduction of 757 flying at ORD. A friend of mine, a 757/767 domestic captain was moved from ORD to MIA, because of fewer 757/767 domestic lines at ORD. He has since dropped down to 737 and returned to ORD.

User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 2606 times:



Quoting Flyingbronco05 (Reply 5):
The CA said if he was NY Based on anything other than the 80, he would be reserve. He had been with the company 21 years.

That is crazy!! AA did a lot of hiring years back not including the Reno and TWA acquisitions. I know a F/O with AA who had to sign an agreement of understanding he realized there was a possibility he would not upgrade. He was hired in 1998.

Then again my neighbor was hired at UA in 1999 and in October begun his 2nd or 3rd layoff. Nuts.


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