This has been going around the system and it was sent to me today. Sounds like we all need to get involved. http://www.petitions24.com/aa_keep_payroll_deduction_for_non-rev_travel It has been brought to the attention of several American Airlines employees that American Airlines is considering changing the current method of Payroll Deduction for non-rev travel payment. The company is considering eliminating payroll deduction for active employees to a Credit Card process. The method being considered is payment by credit card. You will need to place a credit card on file with American Airlines for payment of travel. It is the understanding from several employees that payment will be made prior to departure. If for any reason you or your eligible traveling members do not make the flight you will be charged and must contact the non-rev travel desk via email for a refund. We are asking American Airlines to keep the current Payroll Deduction method and use the credit card method as a back up. We can only assume that American is considering this change of payment method for the following reasons. 1) Several employees receive a Zero or insufficient pay check to cover the non-rev fees. American has to wait for the following pay period to collect the charges. 2) American has your money collecting interest while you wait for your refund. Refunds can take days or weeks. Please take a few minutes to read the petition and comments before signing and forward this on to other fellow American Airlines employees.