Executive Sale put on Hold

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I wonder how long before or if there will be a Single Carrier filing?

ALPA, APA and AMR were rumored to be in discussions regarding joint flying on the aircraft transferred to Trans-States. S/C would be the mechanism to do that and create a single list for the work groups.

Most of the workgroups have complimentary pay scales that over lap, the benefits are about the same with the retirement system being the largest difference--for now.
 

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AMR delaying sale of affiliate
Deal with pilot union may let company keep Executive Airlines
11/23/2002
By ERIC TORBENSON / The Dallas Morning News
AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, said Friday that it will delay selling its Executive Airlines subsidiary to make a deal with its pilots union that could make such a sale unnecessary.
AMR said Nov. 7 that it had a deal to sell Executive, a part of its regional American Eagle carrier that connects passengers in Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The company said at the time that the sale would allow Eagle to keep expanding. That''s because Eagle wouldn''t have been able to take new regional jets next year without violating provisions in American''s contract with its pilots. The contract caps Eagle''s schedule expansion while American pilots are on furlough.
In a Friday afternoon message to pilots, Allied Pilot Association president John Darrah said his union would relax the restrictions on Eagle''s growth while we explore mutually acceptable alternatives. Almost 900 American pilots are on furlough.
Mr. Darrah said the union made the move to help its overall contract talks with American, which resume Dec. 4. Either side can end the agreement for any reason, he wrote.
American applauded the development in a statement: It is a positive sign that the APA understands the financial challenges we are facing and wants to work with us in crafting a long-term solution.
The union representing Eagle''s pilots also praised the agreement. The announcement of these letters of agreement has a tremendous potential for starting to solve some of the problems at American Airlines and American Eagle, said spokesman James Magee.
AMR shares rose 20 cents Friday to close at $7.66.
 
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On 11/23/2002 10:19:07 AM Boomer wrote:

I wonder how long before or if there will be a Single Carrier filing?

ALPA, APA and AMR were rumored to be in discussions regarding joint flying on the aircraft transferred to Trans-States. S/C would be the mechanism to do that and create a single list for the work groups.

Most of the workgroups have complimentary pay scales that over lap, the benefits are about the same with the retirement system being the largest difference--for now.
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Actually the gap between the pay scales and benefits packages is substantial.
If you compare ramp to ramp, mechanic to mechanic, pilot to pilot,etc, you would see what I mean. Want an even better example of the disparity? An A/A ramper tops out higher in wages , and has a FAR better benefit package (more holidays, better holiday pay,cheaper insurance, better vacation accrual, defined retirement) than an Eagle aircraft mechanic. No lie.

According to an APA statement, the APA's overriding objective in these negotiations is to return all flying to one airline It may take a single carrier filing to force AMR to give up that kind of B scale.