Friday January 24, 2020

APFA puts up FAQs on its merger deal

We’ve put the Q&A from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants here. Keep reading if you want to see what allegedly is in the term sheets for American’s flight attendants. Why now? To say that American Airlines is facing a challenging time is an understatement. Despite the sacrifices we have made over the years, management’s […]

Southwest Airlines mechanics turn down agreement on seniority integration, while AirTran counterparts approve the deal

Mechanics at Southwest Airlines turned down an agreement on how the seniority lists of Southwest and AirTran Airways would be blended together as the two airlines merge their operations, the union and Southwest said Tuesday. However, AirTran mechanics — represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — overwhelmingly approved the deal. Southwest mechanics are represented […]

Southwest and AirTran flight attendants approve deal to merge seniority lists

Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways approved an agreement Tuesday on how they would merge their seniority lists. They join pilots and flight dispatchers for the two group in agreeing on how they would integrate their separate seniority lists, once AirTran is finally merged into Southwest. The Southwest flight attendants are represented by […]

American Airlines picks A319s and A321s as part of its Airbus deal

American Airlines will be leasing A319 and A321 jets from Airbus as part of its big order for Airbus and Boeing aircraft, American said Monday. When the deal was announced July 20, Airbus and American said the carrier would lease 130 aircraft from the Airbus A320 family, with the ability to choose A319s, A320s or […]

TWU members get pros, cons of fleet service deal

We have two more videos from Transport Workers Union members who opposed the tentative agreement with American Airlines, plus the union’s explanation of the contract and the conditions that led to negotiators signing it and sending it to members. The two new YouTube videos follow two earlier ones in which fleet service and ground employees […]

APA: American Airlines’ offer is a concessionary deal that saves carrier about $100 million a year

The Allied Pilots Association told members Friday that American Airlines’ long-awaited pay proposal would amount to about three to four percent total over four years. In addition, it termed the contract proposal “concessionary,” with at least $100 million in annual savings for American. Here’s the meat of the negotiating committee’s update: “Talks were productive in […]

No deal? It’s the other side’s fault, American and pilots’ union say

American’s chief management pilot and the president of the Allied Pilots Association have sent messages to pilots Friday evening that essentially criticizes the other side for not doing what was necessary to get an agreement. From John Hale, vice president of flight, comes a lament that the union didn’t want to negotiate all weekend: “We […]

American, APA reach deal on long-haul flying

In its latest update to members, the Allied Pilots Association said that management and pilot negotiators have agreed on how to staff ultra-long flights not currently covered in the pilot contract. The deal states that “flights scheduled for more than 16 hours of block time will be manned with two captains and two first officers. […]

TWU outlines deal with American Airlines

The Transport Workers Union on Wednesday released some details of the tentative agreement its negotiators reached with American Airlines late Tuesday, plus had these statements. “We’ve negotiated long and hard with this company, and we’ve insisted that AMR executives recognize the sacrifices and contributions made by TWU members,” said Garry Drummond, director of TWU’s Air […]

American Airlines outlines details of contract deal with TWU

American Airlines has released its own take Wednesday on the proposal contract between the carrier and the fleet service clerks and ground workers represented by the Transport Workers Union. We’ll just put all the details below for those who want to read further. But here are the comments out from American: “This tentative agreement provides […]