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.