One of the problems with AA
pilots flying RJs is that an RJ
Captain may earn less that a 777 international F/O. Pay scales are based on aircraft weight, and putting RJs into the mix throws the scales off.
has also proposed that all pilots who fly for AMR be represented by APA
on one master pay scale. The theory is that there would no longer be fighting over whether a route would be mainline or Eagle.
Although ALPA probably wouldn't object, managment didn't go for it. If you were to take the Eagle scale up to mainline jets, Eagle pilots would make a lot less than AA
pilots. So, management doesn't want pilots flying RJs on AA
's pay scale.