B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1181 times:
On November 6, American Airlines conducted their annual briefing of airline industry analysts regarding the direction that the airline would be taking. The event was held at the AA Center in Dallas for the locals and webcast for those unable to make it there. The audio archive (5.5 hours) is available at the Investor relations section of AA.com
My rough notes from the briefing that featured presentations from Gerard Arpey, Dan Garton, Jeff Cambell and Henry Joyner among others are below :
Projected $9b loss industrywide for 2003
Savings target of $4b for AMR
Streamlining primary means to savings
eg. depeaking hub causes reduction of 16 a/c plus reduction of gates at spokes
22% management headcount reduction
Inceased automation (self service and voice recognition) to streamline headcount further
70mil gallons fuel savings via APU use reduction and single engine taxi requirements
Government lobbying in progress to reduce taxes - OPPOSES ATSB loan for UAL
AA Pilot elected Lt.Governor of Vermont
62% increase in government taxes over 5yrs - ranges between 15%-45% of total fare
Wants elimination of security surcharge paid by pax.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1042 times:
Does their pilot agreement include a RJ scope clause?
Yes, it restricts the number of RJs and Turboprops that can be used by affiliate carriers flying under the "AA" code. Hence, the move to transfer all the STL feeder operations to the "AX" code instead.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 990 times:
Ref. 777s to LGW - yes I assume that they will run to LGW as well. Dan Garton said "London" and my shorthand jotted down LHR as a reflex action! Sorry!
Ref. AX at STL - the plan is to put the AX code on ALL flights at STL, mainline and feeder, while also maintaining the AA code on the mainline. This will allow "ONLINE" connections to be built using AX codes that will give these flights priority in CRS systems