Interesting historical bit... I would beg to differ about leverage. They went under years ago, so all the supposed leverage in this case is and was worthless. Leverage by our unions is needed, but too much of it can also be very bad. I am sure I don't need to cite all the historical references or 'Hard Landing'...
Sounds similar to TWA where the F/O was being prepared to upgrade. The pilot flying made all the PA's.At CAL, we touch everything, and I mean the whole panel.................. It's just the domestic 757-300 stuff where I'm doing it all and answering the cabin calls, working the air systems, making the pa's on a 35 minute flight from IAH to SAT where it starts to get tedious....
War Eagle BTW
PM-Pilot Monitoring? Y'all have already decided that before you sit down in the cockpit?
That is true, at ANA the PNF does the cockpit preparation including the overhead panel. The PF (Cap/FO) does the walkaround and the cabin crew briefing. The hydraulic panel is set by the cap. on every leg, the darned thing is right over my head anywayIsn't it funny how the same plane can be flown so differently from airline to airline?
While what you say about PAs is true at AA, that bit about not trusting F/Os is nonsense. The F/O preflights the entire panel on EVERY leg. The F/O runs the whole before start/after start/taxi/before TO checklists. Our F/Os are pretty busy.Sounds similar to TWA where the F/O was being prepared to upgrade. The pilot flying made all the PA's.
We were amazed at AA, they don't trust the F/O to do anything. The Capt makes all PA's on all legs including the "Flight Attendants, Prepare for T/O" as he's taxing the aircraft. Every other airline in the world probably has the F/O make that PA!