Saturday September 22, 2018

American Airlines wants to shorten time to get court approval of pilots’ contract

About an hour after the Allied Pilots Association announced that American Airlines pilots had approved a new contract with the carrier, American filed papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court asking to shorten the time needed to get a judge’s blessing for the contract. One rule in bankruptcy court requires at least 21 days’ notice before a […]

TWU wants to replace AMFA at Southwest Airlines

The Transport Workers Union this week has been mailing flyers out to Southwest Airlines mechanics seeking to switch them over from the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association. We’ve talked to both TWU and AMFA officials, and there appears to be no love lost. “They’re really not doing their job for their membership. They’re shrinking. They don’t […]

‘We’re tired of waiting,’ USAPA president says in explaining why the union wants info about AA-US talks

Following on the heels of the union’s court filing Friday, the  president of the US Airlines Pilots Association sent a message to members explaining why the union wants to see documents and question officials involved in the merger discussions between American Airlines and US Airways. Here’s the letter from Gary Hummel: November 16, 2012 President’s […]

NFlightcam Wants to Record Your First Solo

NFlightcam has launched an interesting campaign called the Solo Hall of Fame. It is their goal to help students share the accomplishment of their solo flight by documenting the experience with an in-cokpit video of the achievement. The great thing about this program is they will send you a free Nflightcam+ and suction cup mount […]

AMR wants court to say it doesn’t have to provide health benefits to retirees

AMR and American Airlines filed a lawsuit Friday asking that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court rule that the companies don’t have any obligation to keep providing health coverage and life insurance for retirees. The lawsuit was filed against the Committee of Retired Employees, which is representing the interests of retired employees in the AMR/American Airlines bankruptcy […]

TWU wants to talk to a bunch of American Airlines executives and consultants

The Transport Workers Union filed notices late Friday afternoon that it wants to take the depositions next week of at least eight people at American Airlines or work as major consultants for the airline. The depositions are being sought as the TWU fights American’s efforts to reject the union’s contracts with the carrier. All the […]

KTRK-TV: Southwest wants to add international flights to Houston

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a major hub for international travelers, but KTRK-TV in Houston today reported that plans are in the works that could land international flights at the city’s Hobby Airport. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines approached the city of Houston about adding flights to Mexico and South America, according to KTRK’s report. This […]

APA: It doesn’t appear American Airlines wants a consensual agreement

In a Monday evening update to members, Allied Pilots Association president Dave Bates said it didn’t seem that American Airlines was willing to try to get a deal with the pilots’ union. Or, in Bates’ words, “it is becoming increasingly clear that management does not intend to reach a consensual agreement with APA in the […]

American Airlines wants to reject facilities agreements at D/FW, Alliance

American Airlines Inc. and parent AMR Corp. asked a bankruptcy court Thursday to allow American to reject a series of facilities agreements with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Alliance Airport. To be clear: American didn’t ask to abandon its airport leases, which are covered by separate agreements. It just wants its obligations from these facilities […]

AA to lay out business plan and tell unions what it wants

We’ve got an elaboration on what to expect Wednesday when American Airlines meets with the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Transport Workers Union. Here’s a letter sent to TWU members: Dear Brothers and Sisters: The meetings scheduled for February 1, 2012 will take place at Flagship University in the […]