Wednesday November 14, 2018

US Airways CEO Doug Parker assures N.C. senator of Charlotte hub status after merger with American Airlines

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American Airlines: We’re making progress in planning for international operations after our merger with US Airways

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After months of talking, US Airways and American Airlines will clam up a bit about their merger

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IAM, TWU agree on how they”ll put together their seniority lists after the US Airways-American Airlines merger

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US Airways, American apply to transfer all international routes to American after the merger

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Analyst: Consensus favors US Airways management leading American Airlines after a merger

In a note Wednesday morning, airline analyst Dan McKenzie of Buckingham Research Group weighed in on media reports that there are talks underway to see about making Tom Horton the chairman of a merged American Airlines-US Airways. McKenzie’s conclusion: It wouldn’t be popular, wouldn’t be good for the airline, wouldn’t be good for the industry. […]

Bloomberg: Group of creditors say there’ll be new AMR board members after bankruptcy

Bloomberg News is reporting Wednesday that a group of creditors has said it would want a new AMR board of directors if AMR emerged from bankruptcy as a stand-alone airline rather than merged with US Airways. “Our support for a stand-alone plan of reorganization for AMR will be conditioned, among other things, on that plan […]

American Airlines tells pilots it’ll contribute 11 percent to their 401(k)s after it freezes their two retirement plans Nov. 1

In a letter to American Airlines pilots Friday, senior vice president of people Denise Lynn said the company plans to contribute an amount equal to 11 percent of a pilot’s pay to his or her 401(k) plan while management and the Allied Pilots Association negotiate a new contract. At present, American funds a defined-benefit pension […]

Unions will begin hearing American Airlines’ plans after next week’s court hearing

We talked Thursday afternoon with American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks about the airline’s plans for implementing its new contracts with the Transport Workers Union and Association of Professional Flight Attendants and its term sheet with the Allied Pilots Association. Here’s what we know at this point: Hicks said the airline plans to tell the unions and employees  next week  how […]

Qantas back in air after government intervention

Fair Work Australia, the governmental body that assists in labor matters, has ruled that Qantas Airways must stop its lockout of union members and resume flying. Click here for its decision. “Qantas can confirm that all domestic and international services have resumed from mid-afternoon on Monday 31 October,” the airline said on its website. “We […]