New boarding policy

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  1. Senor Pelon

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    The new boarding pass policy will take effect September 10th for both airlines. Check Jetnet or Travel US.
     
  2. ChrisUS

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    I read on here somewhere that they are possibly giving us more D1's. Can anyone confirm? 
     
  3. Senor Pelon

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    I heard the same thing, but have not seen it in writing yet. If and when I see the official thing, I will post it. Supposedly  the extra D1s will be effective Jan 1 2015.
     
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  4. ChrisUS

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    I figure it has to be at least two. 
     
  5. MetalMover

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    Instead of more D1s, I would rather have ONE POSITIVE SPACE ROUND TRIP for me and my eligible dependents per year.
     
  6. DFWFSC

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    Positive space seems like it would be worse yet. I would imagine there would have to be restrictions on when you can use them. There would be 10K employees wanting to use the on Christmas Eve or day before Thanksgiving...etc. AA would loose too much revenue if they did the positive space thing.
     
  7. MetalMover

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    They could restrict holidays. I'm sure something could be worked out. Loss of revenue? Compared to what?  Employee concessions and pension freeze and loss FV's?
     
  8. DFWFSC

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    My guess would be that a lot of employees would want to use their positive space to Europe or Hawaii in the summer months when loads are already in the 90% load factor range. Don't think AA would want to loose hundreds of dollors on seats filled with employees. What if there were 500 DFW employees that wanted to go to HNL for a weekend. You think AA will fly two 767s to HNL for free/no revenue?
     
  9. jimntx

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    PMAA already restricts to downright shuts off non-rev travel on certain routes at certain times of the year.  Don't even think of trying to non-rev to whatever city is hosting the Super Bowl for a few days before and after the event.  Certain routes are automatically embargoed at Christmas and other major holiday periods.  (As in pretty much forget Europe in the summer.)  But, we are all made aware of this in advance.  If it just weren't for those cranky stockholders who expect AA to make a profit, we could non-rev anytime we wanted.  :lol:
     
  10. eolesen

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    I haven't heard of a route specific nonrev embargo, except for D3's or at a new city... is that a relatively new thing?
     
  11. Senor Pelon

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    I read thru the questions and answers in Jetnet, and there is paragraph stating that starting Jan 1 2015, all retirees will receive 6 one way D1 for each eligible traveler. So its official.
     
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    When Delta and Northwest merged all employees recieved 1 roundtrip positive space ticket for employees and a companion. How nice that would be...
     
  13. jimntx

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    Now that you mention it, I think you're right.  But, they have put out warnings before, such as the Super Bowl cities, to all nonrevs.  Of course, that's just the fact that there ain't gonna be enough seats for the revenue passengers most likely; so, nonrevs getting on board is unlikely to "you must be jokin".
     
  14. ChrisUS

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    US years ago had a policy of rewarding employees who did not call in sick from Thanksgiving through New Years day.  You got one roundtrip space positive for you and others on your pass.  They controlled capacity by using the frequent flyer seat category. It only lasted a few years. 
     
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    AA had something similar when I first started in 2000.  I don't remember the details, but it was pos space passes for perfect attendance IIRC.  It was one of the first things they eliminated after 9/11.
     
  16. Mach85ER

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    I don't think they were positive space. I believe they were First Class free D passes to any destination.
     
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    Never positive space. They were fee-waived systemwide D's for use in any cabin. Just about everyone I know hoarded them for the next trip to Europe, Tokyo or Brasil. The holiday ones might have been added D1's.
     
  18. WorldTraveler

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    how are you so aware or not of how AA's pass policies and benefits?

    For someone who supposedly flies on paid tickets and has no pass benefits, you seem mighty preoccupied with what AA employees have for pass benefits.
     
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    New Non-Rev Policy Implementation

    While the Company solicited input from employees and union committees on the make-up of our new uniforms and the paint on our aircraft, the Company is implementing on September 10, the new First-Come-First-Serve non-rev policies without input. Rest assured they are well aware the majority of Legacy US Airways employees are very disappointed in this unilateral decision which nullifies dedication and length of service to this Company.

    The new boarding priority may affect many of our crews, particularly those who commute, by not being able to get to work on time, home from a trip, and will certainly result in more fatigue reports and trip disruptions. This will not only be a burden to our commuting pilots, but also to our reserves who will most certainly see an increase in the number of "quick callouts". Stress will increase in many of our pilots. Inquiries from the Chief Pilots offices, as a result of sick usage or "unable to commute" entries will certainly increase. Ultimately, this new policy will have a negative impact on our airlines schedule reliability.

    USAPA does not and never has endorsed this new policy and has advised the Company we are very much opposed to it. The Company acknowledged our position, but advised they will be moving forward with it regardless. Over the weekend, the Company has finally posted the following information on Wings (click here or view below), on the new non-rev policies scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Employees and retirees will be able to access the opposite carriers non-revenue travel programs on September 15.

    Well, well you had better adapt to the new policy, usAPA.
     
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  20. Show me the money

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    Are you kidding me!! Why is it only the US crews are complaining? None of the American crews have any problem getting to work. Over fifty different flight crews questioned, and not one wants our system changed. You had no problem sending America West to the seniority based system because you were bigger. Try using our system before you start telling us how bad it is at American. KARMA IAB.
     
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