Articles tagged “american airlines”

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.

6 days 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

7 months 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?

10 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

American Airlines Reservations Agents Ratify New Contract

American Airlines Reservations Agents Ratify New Contract

Associated Press

You know that United execs, which still struggles with contract disputes that separate former Continental workers from the United rank and file, read headlines like this and just groan.

1 year ago

President of American Airlines’ Flight Attendant Union Will Resign

President of American Airlines’ Flight Attendant Union Will Resign

Associated Press

The resignation reveals a deeper divide between American and one of its leading unions than previously thought.

1 year ago

American Airlines Is Making Retirees Mad By Cutting Flying Perks

American Airlines Is Making Retirees Mad By Cutting Flying Perks

Associated Press

We're pretty certain there are benefits to other people at American Air that its execs can cut. Perhaps the benefits they receive.

2 years ago