And you think it is working to protect your job? Cutting Eagle only cuts your feed and exacerbates the problems of restoring mainline operations.I'm furloughed, out on the street, no money, no travel bennies, and no free hotel pens! The thought of Eagle expanding while I'm out on the street makes me want to puke. The scope is in place to protect jobs at AA.
The only reason AA has 717s is because it acquired them from TWA. There was never any place for them in the AA scheme of things, nor was there ever intended to be. They were dropped because they didn't fit into existing plans at AA, not necessarily in favor of RJs. Although true, RJs are much cheaper to operate because we get paid so little.That 70 seat RJ is very close to the size of a B717. So AA gets rid of the 717 and gets rid of the pilots who fly it. Why? Because Eagle pilots can give them a plane with 30% less seat at 1/3 the labor costs.
You think that Eagle pilots haven't "taken it on the chin"???? Probably more so than you guys at mainline.It sucks that anyone has to take this on the chin. I already have. But it is my belief that if Eagle wants to add to the Cap they need to do it with furloughed AA/TWA pilots flying the jets.
What could those mins be? I gave a 727 SO a ride home who had 700 TT.Some of these people didn’t even meet the minimums to interview at American but yet they have jobs, riding the coat tails of TWA into AA.
Ummm, according to ALPA, there is a much higher percentage of TWA pilots furloughed than AA pilots. Better check your facts.ScRaMJeT said:The one aspect of all of this that amazes me, is AA keeps the TWA pilots but yet they furlough their own pilots. Some of these people didn’t even meet the minimums to interview at American but yet they have jobs, riding the coat tails of TWA into AA. Guys who met the minimums, interviewed and got hired by AA & Eagle are now furloughed, and facing the possibility of being ejected from commercial aviation. Some of these eagle guys were shipped all around the country by management and what do they get for their sacrifice, a furlough letter.
According to the TWA MEC, American Airlines announced the furlough of an additional 61 TWA pilots. The total number of TWA pilots on furlough or with furlough notices now stands at 290, or 13.2 percent of the total number of TWA pilots. In contrast, 595 (4.9 percent) of American's pilots are on furlough. “This announcement stands in
stark contrast to American Airlines CEO Don Carty’s promise to ALPA President Duane Woerth and members of the U. S. Congress that furloughs between the two carriers would not occur disproportionately,” said TWA MEC Vice
Chairman John Heffley. Once the National Mediation Board makes a single carrier determination, “American
management has promised its employees that it will ‘reshuffle’ the furloughs, recalling American pilots to TWA pilot positions, and furloughing additional TWA pilots,” he said.