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by usairways787
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19357

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

It would appear the cuts atleast on the fleet service side are much deeper than 2,225. People hired all the way back to 2011 received official RIF letters today. This is gonna hurt for years to come.

US787

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by usairways787
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5773

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021

This is why the US is in the dumps. “Well *I* did this and this and I’m better. Those people just stare at kiosks.” Well “those people” do set the tone for a passenger’s experience. And yes you can’t fly without pilots. Both have value. Regardless of who’s getting laid off sending people into unemp...

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by usairways787
Mon May 04, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

Very interesting responses. Thanks. Just one thing. Terminal B (west side) is almost exclusively AA regional. Are the Terminal E (east side) gates sufficient to equalize the east-bound vs. west-bound departures to smaller markets? We closed the mainline gates and gave them back to eagle on the low ...

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by usairways787
Fri May 01, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

Very interesting responses. Thanks. Just one thing. Terminal B (west side) is almost exclusively AA regional. Are the Terminal E (east side) gates sufficient to equalize the east-bound vs. west-bound departures to smaller markets? We closed the mainline gates and gave them back to eagle on the low ...

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by usairways787
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8149

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

The long road to a joint collective agreement is now over. Congrats to my fellow AA employees below the wing here.

US787

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by usairways787
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33187

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Cmac787 wrote:
7119 united flight attendants have signed up for unpaid leave for April



Wow, that's quite a bit. Kudos to them.

US787

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by usairways787
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8149

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

LOL, they could have had this deal 4 years ago, except the unions couldn't stop fighting among themselves as evidenced by the 2 separate Health insurance and Pension/401Ks. This, so much this, along with the fact that languages on both sides were completely different. We had much better scope langu...

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by usairways787
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8149

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

LOL, they could have had this deal 4 years ago, except the unions couldn't stop fighting among themselves as evidenced by the 2 separate Health insurance and Pension/401Ks. This, so much this, along with the fact that languages on both sides were completely different. We had much better scope langu...

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by usairways787
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8149

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

Over 30,000 employees? Now I don't have the numbers in front me for precise perspective, but that number seems high and contributing to AA's oversized employee count compared to its legacy competitors. If true, it's no wonder that costs are a problem at AA. Management can't be miracle workers. Cons...

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by usairways787
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9165

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

Not a terrible quarter or year, but YOY earnings were pretty flat, and in addition to that you have the MAX situation and the Mechanics contract still outstanding. There are some positives that I took from today that should provide the bulls some peace. The company is paying down its debt, and with...

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by usairways787
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26983

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

This would explain the lighter shades of nose cones I've been seeing popping up.

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by usairways787
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38396

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

The sad reality is that a bunch of discount executives are running a legacy carrier as if it's still an LCC. When you have such a heavy following of executive flyers/business travelers you cannot afford to start cutting back in things that keep repeat customers coming. When you combine all of this w...

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by usairways787
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38396

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Typical Doug, blaming everyone but himself and the decisions at the top that have turned us into what it we are today. An LCC only in a legacy name, with $20+ billion in debt.

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by usairways787
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12638

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

The Association and AA are close to a TA for all represented groups. No we're not. We still haven't settled scope, work rules, or insurance. The biggest of them all. I don't know where you're getting your information from. Yes they are, the NMB has issued a gag order. They’ve been negotiating for a...

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by usairways787
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12638

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Phoenix757767 wrote:
The Association and AA are close to a TA for all represented groups.


No we're not. We still haven't settled scope, work rules, or insurance. The biggest of them all. I don't know where you're getting your information from.

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by usairways787
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13020

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Just leave already, and take your management with you.

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by usairways787
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28348

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

I really don't think it would be a surprise at all if the BOD gave Parker a huge walking paper bonus and sent him back to Phoenix. He's done an amazing job turning America West into US Airways into AA, but IMO, AA now needs several fresh thinkers at the helm to pull and stay well ahead of the curve...

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by usairways787
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25369

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

While a lot of us aren't happy with negotiations this behavior is completely unacceptable and only embarrasses me and makes us look bad. Completely unacceptable and a horrible example of the profession. Hopefully life in prison to think about it.

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by usairways787
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133409

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Took a last minute spin up to Wichita and back last night and this morning. Was on the last AA MD-80 arrival into Wichita, and on the last flight for N965TW that was the 5 am dep back to DFW. ICT had two MD80s RON. Announcements were made at the beginning and the end of the flight up to Wichita, bu...

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by usairways787
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19425

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Trump, according to NBC News, made fun of Parker for American Airlines' stock prices and "repeatedly harped on Bastian's absence."

And there it was LoL

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by usairways787
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35328

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Boof02671 wrote:
NWAESC wrote:
You do realize you’re advocating for something that will harm the workforce, right?

Stop with the misinformation.

It’s not going to harm the members, stop lying.


Enough of spamming the board. You're making us look bad.

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by usairways787
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35328

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

10 Holdays (same as others)
Current TWU scope
I'm fine with my insurance, but make it much more affordable with caps
Double time on overtime, and holidays

You match those, I'd sign today.

Some of the expectations amongst some is unrealistic.

US787

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by usairways787
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35328

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

FAA getting involved. Copy of a letter from the FAA to management and unions https://iam141.org/association-update-3/ Uh, no. That's a letter saying the FAA is not involved. It's a friendly reminder of something both parties can agree on. The insurance we've asked for all 30,000 employees to be on ...

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by usairways787
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35328

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet side...

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by usairways787
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 10365

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

I’m shocked mainline ramp doesn’t handle BNA. It’s currently contracted out to Envoy. RDU was also handled by Envoy before the merger. I don't know who does it know since U.S. Airways ramp was mainline before the merger. Does anybody know what the number of mainline flights a station operates befor...

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by usairways787
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 10365

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

If I recall correctly, US had clearly defined PHL, CLT, and PHX as their hubs and DCA as a focus city; although BOS had a sizable US operation, it was still just a large station for them. DCA has been indicated as a hub for US (now AA) since the 90s. Interesting, we don't acknowledge it as a hub, a...

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by usairways787
Wed May 22, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23598

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

AA has stated in their motion high utilization leads to less ground time and the SA bases AMTS are less than stellar one posted on Facebook AMT group where does he look up a repair procedure. You dont work here. I do. I’ve dealt with plenty of clueless AA mechanics right here in the United States. ...

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by usairways787
Tue May 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23598

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved. So what do you do for a living? Irrelevant. But it's also a job likely to be replaced by AI. Then you don't have a dog in thi...

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by usairways787
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23598

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

No they didn’t Concessions They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy maintenance. 2. Increase of outsourcing of line maintenance and a loss of 1,000 Mechanic jobs. 3. Elimination of Facilities/Plant Maintenance which is a loss of jobs....

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by usairways787
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23598

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

You think all of that is instant? It isn't. We're already short a minimum of 400 heads just in rampers alone. Both work groups are called out in this.

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by usairways787
Mon May 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23598

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Nobody is slowing down. This is pure bullshit*t by spoiled executive leadership. The operation is falling apart. Piece by piece. No equipment, no man power. Wtf do you want us to do?

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by usairways787
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 8272

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

One other thing to consider regarding AA - they just completed their labor group integrations. Pilots about a year ago, flight attendants late last year. Before that, they had to operate as two airlines under the same label. Now that they are integrated, we shall see if management can make AA live ...

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by usairways787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86685

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Misread and meant to add on to a previous post. Planes4You doesn't seem to know what sources he's using and if they're valid. He states rumors that are essentially wishful thinking until some time later. There's some obsession with China Southern starting DFW. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtop...

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by usairways787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86685

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Ishrion, I was directing that at Planes4You, not you. The person who seems really knowledgeable about all things DFW except what terminal they're flying out of. I don't understand the obsession with CAN. AA doesn't fly to every oneworld hub, and CZ isn't even in it. Not to mention, does DFW really ...

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by usairways787
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14971

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

It's 44 as of now.

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by usairways787
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2402

Re: DFW delays

texl1649 wrote:
AA also seems to discover planes on landing still, and then look for an open gate, but that’s a minor inconvenience overall.


Except to the ground crews who are now incredibly short staffed and over worked.

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by usairways787
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 4016

Re: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

The saga continues. How many bad management decisions spending dollars to save dimes until this management is exposed for what it is? Cheap, and brand tarnishing.

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by usairways787
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11815

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Yes. MX is the only large group still left to integrate. Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years. US787 And after 3 years people still haven't figure out that you need to send professionals to the ...

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by usairways787
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11815

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years. US787 Its splitting hairs. The helping hand initiative made fleet service integrated when it comes to the actual operation. When it comes to an actual contr...

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by usairways787
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11815

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

alasizon wrote:
RyanairGuru wrote:
So does this mean that pilots and flight attendants are already integrated?


Yes. MX is the only large group still left to integrate.


Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years.

US787

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by usairways787
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8152

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

From an employees perspective, morale is at an all time low. US Airways has come in completely run the operation into the ground. I understand it was a merger, I understand changes are inevitable, what I don't understand is this. They've made operational changes, and not listened to the front line e...

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by usairways787
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13904

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

The linked article is a little superficial. More money was never going to make certain AA employee groups happy - they will always think they deserve yet more still. They've been conditioned - by AA/US/HP management, or by their union representation - to think reflexively that management is always ...

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by usairways787
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 17658

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

Bad management decisions at it's finest. Pointing the finger at absolutely everything else instead directly at the source is the result of what we're seeing.

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by usairways787
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW aircraft overnight parking
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: DFW aircraft overnight parking

AA uses terminal ramp space and Mx hangar/ramp space. The others just get pushed back to terminal ramp positions. Terminal E can get quite packed overnight with all gates, ramp spots, and satellite terminal area used. There are a few exceptions, like Spirit using the old DL logistics building ramp ...

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by usairways787
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 10751

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

chrisp390 wrote:
Would it be possible for AA to lift their operation in PHX and move it to DFW? It seems like it would make DFW a stronger hub by doing so.


We're pretty maxed out and short handed as it is. Please no.

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by usairways787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5441

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

It's slow because we don't have the people. We're under staffed, and don't have tools to do our job. We want to do our job but at every turn the company literally makes it impossible. I was told that at Frontier, in ORD this month, an entire staff walked off the job leaving noone to handle the peop...

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by usairways787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5441

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

It's slow because we don't have the people. We're under staffed, and don't have tools to do our job. We want to do our job but at every turn the company literally makes it impossible.

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by usairways787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5441

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

Typical blame labor to cover the blame of bad decisions. Beefed up flight schedule, no additional man power, cutting areas of the operation which are vital, and then expecting us to work miracles while they continue to find ways to send more people to the streets.

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by usairways787
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10448

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

I think Doug was the right man for a particular time period. But he has had missteps. You mean like lying and undermining his labor, racking up $25 billion in debt, increasing share buybacks at an astronomical level, while being the he and Isom are the two biggest shareholders in the company misste...

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