The most senior pilot on on the TWA list had a hire date of 02DEC63 and his integrated DOH was 16NOV85, for a paper loss of 22 years. However he retired this past January. You see, the list was conceived around mid 2001 so many of those on it are already retired. In fact, a large number of those feathered will be retired long before they might've benefitted.StaySeated said:Just curious, how many years did the first TWA pilot incorporated into the feather "lose"?
I don't blame you for thinking that way, but so what? We had nothing to do with it either. Your employer made a deal involving our employer and we're just pawns.Originally posted by MachPi
1. I'm sure if you asked any pre-acquisition AA pilot, they'd tell you they'd much rather the deal never have happened.
That's a fair statement. But hey, who knows what might've happened?2. I don't know what the ex-TWA pilots would say, but it's dubious whether TWA would still be a viable company post 9-11.
You make it sound like AA bought TWA just to punish the APA. My guess is that AA bought us to make more money. Maybe it was a good business decision; maybe it wasn't. Every month AA opens hopeful new routes or frequencies and closes others that failed. These decisions affect every AA employee positively or negatively. Buying TWA was just like that. Try not to feel so bad about it. Maybe, just maybe, it'll turn out to be a good thing for AA and thus for all of us.3. The whole acquisition was a knee-jerk response to the UAL/US Air merger proposal. Now all of us are stuck with it, and I'm sure we'll all figure out how to get along eventually, because we have to.