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AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:33 am

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in order to consolidate the AA/US merger threads (and after input from users, which we highly appreciate) the moderators decided to start separate threads each discussing one aspect of the AA/US merger and its impact to both the industry and the two airlines involved.

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AA/US Merger Impact: Fleet
AA/US Merger Impact: Hubs
AA/US Merger Impact: Employees (THIS THREAD ONLY)
AA/US Merger Impact: HQ
AA/US Merger Impact: Livery
AA/US Merger Impact: Unions
AA/US Merger Impact: Routes
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:34 am

My good friend works for American,( F/O 737) i called him last night, he said:

" just when I thought things couldn't get any worse here at American, we're about to merge with USAirways". Morale is off to a rocky start
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:43 am

Quoting g500 (Reply 1):
" just when I thought things couldn't get any worse here at American, we're about to merge with USAirways". Morale is off to a rocky start

Is he aware their Unions have been the driving force behind merging with US, especially the pilots union?
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:38 pm

I think that F/O is worried about his/her spot on the seniority list. Three different groups are merging onto one list and no matter how you look at it, people will be bumped down the list with the mergers.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:07 pm

The vast majority of employees will slide across to the new airline with seniority intact. However, that does not change the fact that approximately 10-12,000 employees will be furloughed. The vast majority being AA management and supervisors.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:08 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
Is he aware their Unions have been the driving force behind merging with US, especially the pilots union?

While true, I'd like to know if the unions actually talked to their membership. I know it is anecdotal, but every friend of mine at AA (mostly F/A's) do not want this merger. My friends from my HP days (now at US) do not want this merger. I only know of one person who is salivating over this merger and he is a US F/A on this board. He was the same way when the takeover of DL was announced back in '06. I'll leave it at that.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:00 pm

You guys are forgetting that US Airways is the ugly girl at the party, and AA was left to dance with her.. (if you know what I mean)

Delta and United got much better looking girls (NW, CO)
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:21 pm

I have a friend at AA that started at North Central as a F/A, then got merged into Ozark, then got merged into TWA, then AA, furloughted again as a FA, recalled after some time based in DC, lives in ORD and is now a supervisor in inflight...looking forward to retirement. Now this. I haven't flown US in years so can't comment. All I know is there is still bad blood at AA with TW folks. Now this.....Pity. We are back to deregulation days. If you don't think there is collusion among the airlines, look at the fares between ORD-LHR. No competion as all fares are the same except BA, which is always more.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:22 pm

Talked to some employees recently. They're scared sh*tless because of this thing and all the speculation about the PHX hub going away. I know for a fact it won't but people are still scared.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:31 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 6):
You guys are forgetting that US Airways is the ugly girl at the party, and AA was left to dance with her.

Haha I get what you mean, but that was a few years ago, Now US is more like the ugly girl who went away for the summer and developed into a really good looking girl.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:52 pm

Quoting sonomaflyer (Reply 3):
Three different groups are merging onto one list and no matter how you look at it, people will be bumped down the list with the mergers.

USAPA will be submitting one straight Date of Hire list for US pilots, there will not be three lists. At least, from what I have been told that will be the case. Naturally, this would be a serious complication to the process, if true.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 8):
Talked to some employees recently. They're scared sh*tless because of this thing and all the speculation about the PHX hub going away. I know for a fact it won't but people are still scared.

The wholly owned subsidiary employees should be scared as well. I think they will be combined and spun off, likely into oblivion.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:02 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 8):
I know for a fact it won't but people are still scared.


How do you know for a fact? Care to share the info?
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:13 pm

The unionized employees will be taken care of one way or another, couldn't care less. I'm interested in what will become of the corporate jobs at the respective HQ's (i.e. leadership, structure, culture, etc.).
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:25 pm

Quoting silentbob (Reply 10):
The wholly owned subsidiary employees should be scared as well.

Good point, Piedmont and PSA employees arguably stand to loose the most (along with Eagle)
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:58 pm

Quoting delta2ual (Reply 5):
While true, I'd like to know if the unions actually talked to their membership. I know it is anecdotal, but every friend of mine at AA (mostly F/A's) do not want this merger. My friends from my HP days (now at US) do not want this merger. I only know of one person who is salivating over this merger and he is a US F/A on this board. He was the same way when the takeover of DL was announced back in '06. I'll leave it at that.

I generally agree with this statement. The "union" lobbied hard for the merger, but what does "union" really mean? I suspect that it means union leadership want the merger, not union employees.

Quoting womenbeshopping (Reply 9):
Haha I get what you mean, but that was a few years ago, Now US is more like the ugly girl who went away for the summer and developed into a really good looking girl.

I'm not sure about that ... I agree that US has become somewhat more attractive, but they're still not a really good looking girl. US brings a lot of baggage (no pun intended) to a combined carrier, the same baggage that AA has finally gotten rid of. We're going backwards progress-wise here, not forward.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:56 am

What would happen to all of the stations that MQ took over in November? A lot of those stations are served by US mainline.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:33 am

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 4):
The vast majority of employees will slide across to the new airline with seniority intact. However, that does not change the fact that approximately 10-12,000 employees will be furloughed. The vast majority being AA management and supervisors.

You're kidding right? I'd love to see your source for this one ... LOL.

You realize that this is not a US buy out of AA right?!?

It will be a merger and while there will be some management changes, I HIGHLY doubt anyone on AA or the AA Board would authorize a merger where one airline would essentially be gutting the management and supervisors of the other airline ... especially for Doug Parker and his gang.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:50 am

Well here's something to throw a wrench in things-

PHX Spotters Jason Bong posted on the page that US Airways is HIRING here in PHX! HIRING! He asserts that PHX is going to be fine in terms of employees.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:21 am

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 7):
North Central as a F/A, then got merged into Ozark,

Nope, NC merged with SO (Southern) to become RC (Republic). Ozark was a stand-alone company until its merger with TW in 1986.

JD CRP

PS. GOOD LUCK, to my friends at both AA and US. Thankfully none of them went into management, after the HP/US merger. So they may get thru this w/o loosing out. The pilot and F/A group I do worry about tho.

[Edited 2013-02-08 20:42:42]
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:56 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 17):
PHX Spotters Jason Bong posted on the page that US Airways is HIRING here in PHX! HIRING! He asserts that PHX is going to be fine in terms of employees.



Well now, if Jason Bong says everything will be fine in PHX, then it must be true.

US Airways always has openings in PHX. In fact, if you take a look at their career page, they currently have a lot of openings for management positions at HQ. Until the merger is officially approved by both boards, US still has to operate as a standalone carrier which includes posting and back filling vacant positions just in case the merger falls apart.

[Edited 2013-02-08 21:09:56]
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:06 am

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 4):
The vast majority of employees will slide across to the new airline with seniority intact. However, that does not change the fact that approximately 10-12,000 employees will be furloughed. The vast majority being AA management and supervisors.

Whose to say that after the merger, there isn't a reduction in headcount that is split between the two carriers? For one thing, a lot of US management may decide that they don't want to leave Phoenix for the Metroplex. That often happens, when two companies with HQs some distance apart merge.

My father used to work for a company that was bought out by another company. The two HQs were about 8 blocks apart in downtown Chicago. Corporate for each company had about 600 employees, and the CEO of the acquiring company expected corporate would have about 600 employees, when the dust settled.

When asked if the employees at the acquired company should be fearful, the CEO said no one was safe. There would be a review of peformance reviews, and the best 600 would be staying, regardless which company they came from.

I can't see Parker giving pink slips to a lot of AA managers and moving everyone from Phoenix to DFW. This is an opportunity to get rid of the "deadwood" at both AA and US, as well as accept resignations from US employees who don't want to move.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:27 am

Anyone have any idea how flight attendants from US West will fair with all of this? Especially the ones with 5 or less years seniority? I have a friend based in PHX with about 5 years, and my worry is she may be facing a harsh road. She seems very excited, and feels she will be secure if this happens.

I have another friend just recalled back to AA. She is a former TWA. Several years of seniority. Think she will be okay?

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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:26 pm

Quoting F9animal (Reply 21):

I don't think anybody ( not even the CEOs) have an idea how things will play out for any group.

These are two airlines that have bad relationships between unions and managements, and now they're merging. Morale at AA has been bad since 2001, and USAirways will always be USAirways, even after the merger
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:33 pm

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 7):
I have a friend at AA that started at North Central as a F/A, then got merged into Ozark,

North Central did not merge with Ozark.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:14 pm

Quoting delta2ual (Reply 23):
Well here's something to throw a wrench in things-

PHX Spotters Jason Bong posted on the page that US Airways is HIRING here in PHX! HIRING! He asserts that PHX is going to be fine in terms of employees.

You have to keep in mind that there is still a BUSY summer schedule to plan for and that means hiring for peak travel demand. It will take 12-18 months for material changes to be made....for now, we have an airline to run......US Airways will exist in its operational form for quite a period of time post-merger as did NW and CO.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:22 pm

Quoting F9animal (Reply 21):
Anyone have any idea how flight attendants from US West will fair with all of this? Especially the ones with 5 or less years seniority? I have a friend based in PHX with about 5 years, and my worry is she may be facing a harsh road. She seems very excited, and feels she will be secure if this happens.

I have another friend just recalled back to AA. She is a former TWA. Several years of seniority. Think she will be okay?

Thanks!




I would think that buy-outs for flight attendants at mid-high range seniority would be offered (15years +?) if the airline needs to shed in-flight. Between buy-outs and attrition, I would think that would take care of any potential overages.

Are all of the AA/TW FA's back at work or are there still folks on furlough?
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:55 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 17):
Well here's something to throw a wrench in things-

PHX Spotters Jason Bong posted on the page that US Airways is HIRING here in PHX! HIRING! He asserts that PHX is going to be fine in terms of employees.

That does not mean anything. US will continue operating independently for at least a year before staffing changes start to take place. Take a look at the Memphis timeline to figure out when the cuts will start to happen at PHX .
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:16 pm

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 4):
that does not change the fact that approximately 10-12,000 employees will be furloughed. The vast majority being AA management and supervisors.

I know the 10-12k job loss number was tossed around months ago (sorry, I do not remember the source), but I question the oft cited logic that most of thees job cuts will be AA. As the surviving carrier, much of what is now AA will be retained, while much of what is now US will be jettisoned. With that, the employees that run thees parts of the operation will likely be kept. I expect DP will fill upper management spots largely from the US side, but I am guessing the new carrier will retain a greater percentage of AA employees in lower management and operational (non union) positions. Of course this is just a guess, I could be way off. If I worked for AA of US I would be worried unless I was a pilot or FA with more than 10 years seniority. Everyone else has cause to be nervous.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:24 pm

Quoting sonomaflyer (Reply 3):
I think that F/O is worried about his/her spot on the seniority list. Three different groups are merging onto one list and no matter how you look at it, people will be bumped down the list with the mergers.

How can "everyone" get bumpped down?

Nobody will gain or lose enough to matter. Their number will change, and it may be a lower or higher number, but relative seniority position will remain fairly constant. Yes, there will be more pilots, so yes, more guys senior AND junior to him, AND, more airplanes being flown. Nearly a wash. On the US side, a lot of retirements are coming up, and the AA side will follow that trend a couple of years later.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:31 pm

Its hard to find a pilot, FA or anybody for that matter at AA that wants this thing to happen. Everyone I have spoken to are all against it. Their main gripe is management, but the grass is NOT greener. Parker has yet to finalize a merger with HP, so how do they think he is going to manage a task 3x larger. AA is on a solid path right now, has the cash to grown organically and then decide if, when and who to merge with. The ugly girl and the party bring nothing with her, No Asia, Europe routes that are sufficiently served by Oneworld, and 1 focus city (DCA) that is slightly appealing. AMR's Board still has to decided, but I think the only one who really wants this is DUI Doug.

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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:37 pm

Quoting learjet1969 (Reply 29):
AMR's Board still has to decided, but I think the only one who really wants this is DUI Doug.

Doug Parker Sentenced (by Cubastar Feb 20 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Classy. So when all else fails and it looks like the merger is a sure thing, resort to a cheap character assasination.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:26 am

Quoting learjet1969 (Reply 29):
Its hard to find a pilot, FA or anybody for that matter at AA that wants this thing to happen

The AA pilots at my crashpad were all giddy with excitement about the prospect of a US merger.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:37 am

As a former AA'er I wish everyone, AA and US Air, the best of luck.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:19 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
Good point, Piedmont and PSA employees arguably stand to loose the most (along with Eagle)

I wouldn't be to sure about that.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 am

Whens AA suppose to hire pilots this year??
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:35 am

Quoting learjet1969 (Reply 29):
Parker has yet to finalize a merger with HP, so how do they think he is going to manage a task 3x larger

The merger is complete and has been for some time. The pilot and flight attendant groups are not integrated, but that is due solely to a seniority dispute that he has absolutely no way of controlling.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:56 am

Quoting crj900lr (Reply 33):
I wouldn't be to sure about that.

I hope that you are right, but if outsourced flying proves cheaper than Piedmont/PSA/Eagle then I'm not sure what their future is.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:11 am

I believe I read that the newest US Airways f/a tentative agreement had a $40,000 buyout contingent upon a merger with AA. Any ideas of how many will take it? I don't think US has offered a buyout in a while so I feel that it may be quite popular.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:04 pm

My questios is if (..or when) this merger is announced tomorrow, in the end how many mid- level US employees will want to re-locate to DFW?
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:14 am

So..... will the US crews and America West Crews FINALLY be integrated into one seniority list with the AA crews?
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:28 am

Quoting rj777 (Reply 39):
So..... will the US crews and America West Crews FINALLY be integrated into one seniority list with the AA crews?

Yep. The crap that USAPA pulled is no longer an option.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:37 am

Best news I've heard about this merger, from Reuters:

The merged company will have a board of 12 members: four from US Airways including its chief executive Doug Parker, three from AMR including chief executive Tom Horton and five to be designated by the AMR creditors, two of the people said.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/americ...-us-air-merger-gets-003055666.html

Hopefully not going to be the US Airways culture takeover people were expecting.

As I've said all along, I support the merger, but I don't support US Airways' prominent customer-is-always-last culture penetrating the new AA's way of doing business.

[Edited 2013-02-13 17:39:10]
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:14 am

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 41):
I don't support US Airways' prominent customer-is-always-last culture penetrating the new AA's way of doing business.

It's been getting better to customers. What I like about US is their modest footprint. They don't pay people a lot, don't staff up and don't build expensive systems. It's just a simple, clean business with not a lot of politics, dead wood or BS.

I concur that the BOD looks good. The creditors will look to Doug and Scott to effectively manage this. There will be people within AA who won't like it. That's a sign the medicine is working.
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:50 am

Quoting rj777 (Reply 39):
So..... will the US crews and America West Crews FINALLY be integrated into one seniority list with the AA crews?

I sure hope so. The worst case scenario here is having an East, West, and South (AA) crews.  
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:57 am

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 41):
As I've said all along, I support the merger, but I don't support US Airways' prominent customer-is-always-last culture penetrating the new AA's way of doing business.

  

I hope Doug Parker doesn't undo all of the progress that the new American has made.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 42):
It's been getting better to customers.

I flew US last month and hit all the major hubs (save for DCA), and was rather shocked by the ground staff's lack of interest and generally shoddy treatment of passengers. The crews on all my flights were good (including one I would rank as excellent), but the agents were disinterested, short, and disagreeable.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:11 am

Quoting AA94 (Reply 44):
I hope Doug Parker doesn't undo all of the progress that the new American has made.
Quoting AA94 (Reply 44):
I flew US last month and hit all the major hubs (save for DCA), and was rather shocked by the ground staff's lack of interest and generally shoddy treatment of passengers. The crews on all my flights were good (including one I would rank as excellent), but the agents were disinterested, short, and disagreeable.

I guess you guys just ignore the fact that US is now consistently beating AA and UA in customer complaints per the ATCR. US is now #2 in customer complaints, #2 in missed bags and #2 in OTP......I dont think you have to worry about Doug doing anything to the "New American" that wont be good for it.
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:32 am

Quoting nutsaboutplanes (Reply 45):
I guess you guys just ignore the fact that US is now consistently beating AA and UA in customer complaints per the ATCR. US is now #2 in customer complaints, #2 in missed bags and #2 in OTP......I dont think you have to worry about Doug doing anything to the "New American" that wont be good for it.

I could care less.

US doesn't serve meals on flights under 3.5 hours (AA serves meals even on sub-2 hour flights); it doesn't have domestic IFE; it's elite program absolutely sucks; it's on board service sucks just as badly. It's has terrible customer service, and that's well known. The employees will have a lot to learn from those at AA about how to treat customers.

I'd also remind you of the simple fact that AA caters to a higher income client base than US, one that is much more likely to file a customer complaint than a US customer.

[Edited 2013-02-13 21:34:10]
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Many analysts and people on here state that the new American will have too many people and buyouts/layoffs will occur. I tend to agree but I think that most of the headcount reduction will be at the management level and not necessarily the frontline level (meaning airport agents, F/As, and pilots). Do you guys agree? The reason I ask is because a friend of my had just recently been hired by US as a customer service agent and she is a little worried. I told her that her position is most likely fine especially since that station that she works at is outsourced on the AA side. Thoughts about that general job security of frontline workers?
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:49 pm

I doubt we'll see any reductions in the pilot and flight attendant head counts at either airline. Pilots have a mandatory retirement age so attrition alone will reduce the need to furlough. The US pilots signed an MOU that doesn't allow AA pilots to fly their biggest aircraft, to protect their seniority, and I'm sure the AA pilots have some type of agreement as well. So no pre-merger AA pilots would fly the A330/A350, no pre-merger US pilots would fly the 772/77W/787. Delta-Northwest had such an agreement, not sure if it's still in effect.

Both airlines are hiring flight attendants, and AA has 2,200 FAs taking a buyout package with a little more than 1,500 new hires. There is a rumor US will offer its senior FAs a similar package. Again, I say rumor because nothing has been confirmed and you know how rumors are in this business!

The agents are a different story. US agents are unionized, whereas AA agents voted down a union for a second time. Will the unionized US agents keep their jobs and some of the AA agents be laid off at stations they both serve? No one knows yet.

[Edited 2013-02-14 08:15:52]
 
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RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Employees

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:58 pm

You guys make me LOL when you talk about current AA culture. I loved that airline but it's been nothing but a disaster in the past couple years. That's not on the employees, but management. Say what you will about US, they've done more with less than just about any other airline in the USA. Parker and friends will continue to improve the airline and hopefully learn not to use plastic in First Class...

Put me down as hopeful this turns out to be a good merger.

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