Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

When it comes to compensation, we've seen bigger mistakes by CEOs. This will get Parker more support from the rank and file in the years ahead.

6 months ago

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is playing the long game. Surprise pay hikes for pilots and flight attendants will cost roughly $350 million in 2018 and 2019. But if airlines truly want to avoid more customer service-related dramas, one way to get there is to adequately compensate your workforce.

6 months ago

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Associated Press

American Air isn't going to come out and admit the problem is as bad as some employees say it is, so this is likely as close to offering an olive branch as the airline will come.

7 months ago

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

David Koenig, Associated Press

General rule of thumb, given the fact that airlines tend to be more interested in meeting their bottom lines or getting on-time departure records: Try not to fly standby.

7 months ago

Union Boss for American Airlines Pilots Criticizes CEO for Skipping Trump Meeting

Union Boss for American Airlines Pilots Criticizes CEO for Skipping Trump Meeting

David Koenig, Associated Press

Parker has a growing problem on his hands with the unions who are now less optimistic about his tenure than they were when he took charge. Pilots are only half of his challenge.

8 months ago

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

Michael Sasso , Bloomberg

As if only to add more to the delights of modern-day air travel, now flight attendants must also suffer with clothing that can actually make them ill.

10 months ago

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Since U.S. airlines have been on the upswing for so long, airline workers are now preparing for how the next downturn will erode their gains in recent years.

11 months ago

For Foreseeable Future, American and US Airways Flight Attendants Will Fly Separately

For Foreseeable Future, American and US Airways Flight Attendants Will Fly Separately

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

US Airways and American closed their merger more than two and a half years ago, but for many customers and employees, it still feels like two airlines. This will ensure that's the case for longer than anyone wants.

1 year ago

American Airlines Pilots Are Pessimistic About Its Corporate Culture

American Airlines Pilots Are Pessimistic About Its Corporate Culture

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

If American Airlines can't keep its pilots or employees happy, could a potential strike be looming?

1 year ago

American Airlines Tries to Mend Labor Issues With Profit-Sharing Promise

American Airlines Tries to Mend Labor Issues With Profit-Sharing Promise

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Smart for American to go for profit sharing in a good year rather than lock in higher wages that would persist even when returns weren't as great as they are now.

2 years ago

American Airlines’ CEO Can’t Escape a Quote by Southwest Air’s Co-Founder

American Airlines’ CEO Can’t Escape a Quote by Southwest Air’s Co-Founder

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Airlines Group CEO sounds as though he has turned into a labor activist. OK, not really, but he knows you can't have a successful company unless its corporate culture is healthy and its employees have a real stake in its well-being.

2 years ago

American Airlines Pilots Say Labor Relations Are Now ‘Toxic’

American Airlines Pilots Say Labor Relations Are Now ‘Toxic’

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It appears that American is spending more on everyone. Parker needs to bring back the labor skills he used to woo the union to his side in the first place.

2 years ago