The irony here is that if AA
goes under, who is ever going to hire a AA
pilot from "the last days"?
person: "Oh I see here that you were a pilot at AA
when they went chapter 7, who is your buddy who got this past the autodelete function? We here at reasonable airlines taxi at normal speeds and write up MX
issues when noticed, not 5 minutes after leaving the gate. So please, leave now and maybe if you move fast enough security will get a little workout trying to keep up to make sure you don't take any stationary on your way out!"
Its clear that working for AA
isn't THAT bad, after all when all those awesome high paying jobs in the middle east, asia, and other parts... AA
still has pilots working for them. WN
hasn't stolen all the 737 pilots with their top of the industry pay. Heck someone here did a comparison and found that many people could make more at WN
in a couple years than sticking with thier decade plus at thier current airline.
I'll tell you the exact instant when I knew AA
pilots were the anchor that was going to drag AA
to the bottom of the sea. The day when AA
asked them to approve work rules for flights over 12hrs and the Pilots told AA
to pound sand. Thats right, AA
wanted more pilots to do more work and the pilots union came back and said "nah, we are just fine where we are. you don't pay us enough so we might strike at any time, but we don't need to work more or have more pilots flying"
Since then been plenty of comedy with the various bits about how they don't get paid enough to make ends meet, which is usualy right around the same time that AA
is asking them to raise the minimum hours from the industry low, or some study showing the horrid AA
I just feel bad for all the other AA
employees and shareholders who have gotten the shaft due to AA
pilots refusing to agree to the same basic work rules as other airline pilots. For refusing to work with the management to be flexible and grow so that AA
might employ more pilots flying to more places instead of fewer to less. For working harder to put AA
out of business than they do to keep AA