B777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Does Anyone know, After all the TWA aircraft are Painted in AA colors, will Ex TWA Commuters Remain American Connection, or will they be Converted to American Eagle. I know American Eagle has no more J-32s but We have some through Corporate Airlines, so Are they going to Remain in the AE Fleet or Be Phased out
Av8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
Unless AMR Corp purchases "American Connection" partners Chautauqua, Trans States and Corporate Airlines, they will never be converted to "American Eagle". While TWA was purchased and integrated, American Connection carriers are NOT owned or a part of American Eagle/AMR and their aircraft are not a part of our fleet.
AMR is esentially "contracting out" flying to these companies, at a detriment to its own subsidiary, American Eagle.
AMR is presently embroiled in arbitration over alleged violations of American Eagle’s scope clause. The Eagle pilots union contends that by awarding Chautauqua, Trans States and Corporate Airlines flying opportunities in St. Louis without first offering them to American Eagle pilots, AMR violated contractual clauses that require Eagle to “aggressively pursue flying opportunities.” A ruling is expected this summer. It is predicted to be in favor of AE, and it's expected that the "American Connection" logos will be removed all together.