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For those who care:

Starting tomorrow (Jan. 18th) Eagle will begin recalling pilots. 28 will be recalled tomorrow, with more in Feb and March. The guys called tomorrow will start training on Feb 6th. This news from the company today.
 

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:D :p ;) :) :D Thank Goodness!!!!!!!
 

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Great news guys/gals, lets hope you start a trend and get this industry going again!
 

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APA proposal

The APA proposal:

APA INFORMATION HOTLINE


This is Gregg Overman, APA Director of Communications, with the
APA Information Hotline for Thursday, January 17.


The following is the text of a news release that APA issued this
afternoon:


The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which serves as collective
bargaining agent for the 11,000 pilots of American Airlines,
today presented a proposal to American Airlines that is designed
to address management's stated need to preserve commuter feed to
American Airlines and keep the carrier's recovery going strong.


"This proposal addresses the needs of all parties," stated
Captain John Darrah, APA President. "While AMR Corporation has
stated that they will have to furlough American Eagle employees
if APA does not agree to their demands, our proposal will
preserve American Airlines, TWA LLC, and American Eagle jobs
while enabling American Airlines to continue its recovery."


According to Darrah, APA's proposal consists of a phased approach
that would return all flying to American Airlines, thereby
removing the primary job-security issue in the minds of American
Airlines' pilots: the outsourcing of American Airlines' flying.


Phase One consists of all 70-seat Regional Jets being flown by
American Airlines pilots.


This would prevent American Eagle from reaching the contractual
cap on Regional Jets. This step would also reduce the likelihood
that management will trigger the available-seat-mile (ASM) and
block-hour limits in effect on American Eagle's operations while
any American Airlines pilots are on furlough.


"Recalling American Airlines and TWA LLC pilots to fly these
70-seat Regional Jets will hasten the removal of this cap on
American Eagle," said Darrah.


Phase Two calls for AMR Corporation to exchange their 44-seat
Regional Jet orders for 50-seat Regional Jets and have them
delivered to and flown by American Airlines. Once all American
Airlines and TWA LLC pilots are recalled, American Eagle pilots
would rapidly flow-through to these new American Airlines jobs.


Phase Three would consist of the transfer of all other flying to
American Airlines, with the remaining American Eagle pilots also
transferring to the mainline carrier to perform the flying.


"To permit AMR Corporation to grow American Eagle at the expense
of American Airlines so AMR can feed Delta Airlines in California
and build an Eagle hub in Raleigh-Durham would result in further
outsourcing of our flying. That would be a huge disservice to
our pilots, particularly when 595 of them are currently
furloughed," he said. "If CEO Don Carty truly intends for
American Airlines to be the world's premier airline, he should
join the Allied Pilots Association in an effort to resolve the
commuter feed issue once and for all."


That is the complete text of the news release. We will update
this hotline as events warrant. Thanks for calling.
 

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Keep dreaming APA, I cant see your members shooting an approach into Dominica, Beef Island, or Anguilla anytime soon.
 

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fingers are crossed

I talked to a girl I know at eagle who talked to some people at the school house. She said that there will be another 60 recalls in Feb, and that the hiring department is getting ready to fire up in April. Hope this all pans out. I'm proabably about 250 down the list, so maybe I'll be back by summer?
 

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Right On!

Another 60 in Feb? Geeez, that's a lot faster than I would have figured! I was thinkin' about 30 per month. Hope all the issues get ironed out- and fast. Hate to get the boot again! :rolleyes:

Glad we are young- so we can get this out of the way now, early in our careers, and hopefully have enough seniority to keep flying when the next round comes to the industry.
 

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dispatchguy said:
Keep dreaming APA, I cant see your members shooting an approach into Dominica, Beef Island, or Anguilla anytime soon.
How many approached have you flown into Dominica, Beef Island or Anguilla with your desk? I take it your desk qualifies you to publicly evaluate the potential skills of pilots you've never flown with into places that you've never flown.

regards,

-APA pilot who apparrantly is no longer qualified to fly VMC approaches in the Carribean.
 

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And where did I mention anything concerning qualifications?

However, allow me to reiterate, it'll never happen. As a dispatcher, I'd love to make AA rates (and still keep what I think is our superior work schedule than their 6-3 6-something rotating shift schedule), but, merging AA and AE will never happen.

I could see a spin-off of AE faster than I'll ever believe that AA and AE would ever merge.

In any event, to the recalled, welcome back!
 

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dispatchguy said:
And where did I mention anything concerning qualifications?

However, allow me to reiterate, it'll never happen. As a dispatcher, I'd love to make AA rates (and still keep what I think is our superior work schedule than their 6-3 6-something rotating shift schedule), but, merging AA and AE will never happen.

I could see a spin-off of AE faster than I'll ever believe that AA and AE would ever merge.

In any event, to the recalled, welcome back!
Perhaps I misinterpreted your quote...it appeared the inference was that flying into these places required a degree of skill not possesed by a mainline pilot.

In regards to a spinoff of Eagle: that will not change the ASM limits in the APA contract. In other words, spinning off Eagle will not meet AMR's needs right now. APA is propsing a solution that will meet AMR's current needs regarding RJ's and will adhere to the contract. Some aspects of the solution make it easier on both parties to conduct business. AMR will have much more flexibility with it's RJ fleet and APA can reduce the amount of effort dedicated to enforcing its contract.

I too doubt that we'd ever see all three phases of APA's proposal accepted resulting in a complete integration of Eagle. However, some permutation of the proposal coming to fruition would not be surprising.
 

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Only AA Counts

Aviation is and always will be, what is good for me. In the end Eagle will get the shaft as usual. APA just wants to get all of their pilots off the street ASAP, and there is nothing wrong with that, every pilot group wants to recall it's pilots. However, to do this at the expense of another pilots job saddens me.
 

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Re: Only AA Counts

jcb071 said:
Aviation is and always will be, what is good for me. In the end Eagle will get the shaft as usual. APA just wants to get all of their pilots off the street ASAP, and there is nothing wrong with that, every pilot group wants to recall it's pilots. However, to do this at the expense of another pilots job saddens me.
Please elaborate how this proposal will be at the expense of eagle pilots. AMR wants to grow Eagle, but it can't because of the ASM cap. Every new jet delivered now will result in the retirement of two turboprops. I don't know what the manning ratios are for the different fleets at AE, but it appears that the status quo isn't too good for AE pilots, especially those furloughed or who face the prospect of furlough due to those retirements.

Also consider that AMR plans to increase the daily utilization of the AA fleet from 9.5 to 11.0 hours/day next quarter. This results in approximately 38500 additional hours/month which will require approximately 500 pilots to man.

APA's effort to get the CRJ70 will allow AE to retain more RJ and keep turboprop feed flying without further reductions in force. In other words, AE keeps more cockpit seats without the CRJ due to the ASM cap. This would also provide for more flow through opportunities, which obviously require job vacancies at AA once a number is obtained to be worth anything.

You are correct that APA is concerned about getting our furloughees back to work. This latest proposal is about the profession and not about the furloughs.
 

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80drvr,
I think the overall opinion of the proposal by the employees at Eagle is one of cautious optimism. If we had an expanded proposal to study that laid out the details and a firm timeline, the mood might in fact be one of jubilation. Eagle has always been the little brother at AMR, so we are used to being wary when we hear of a proposal that we are told will benefit us. The devil's in the details, so if an implementation plan is developed that treats Eagle employees in an equitable manner, I'm guessing the proposal will have our unconditional support.
 

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Please elaborate how this proposal will be at the expense of eagle pilots
I agree with jcb071 and others in that this proposal from APA is not the best for Eagle pilots. Basically, AA would take over most of the RJ flying. As I understand it, they would fly all 50 and 70 seaters, leaving Eagle with the few 44 seaters already on property and the 135s. All existing orders for the 44 would be turned into 50 seaters, flown by AA.

If this is correct, then all of those positions taken over by AA would mean that corresponding number of Eagle pilots would be furloughed. Eagle has no orders for more turboprops, and as stated above, the all of the new ERJ-140s would be converted to ERJ-145s, and not flown by Eagle. Thus, while the ASM cap would not be an issue, there would be FAR fewer planes for Eagle pilots to fly. If Eagle had orders or planned to order more props, then the situation would be different. But it isn't.

So, it results in more Eagle pilots on the street. And the flow-tru? Someone tell me how, unless the current flow-thru is renegotiated (and has anyone implied that it would be?), how Eagle pilots would flow thru? There would be hardly any RJs that Eagle pilots would be left to fly to be able to flow thru.

I take it that many disagree with me and think that in the long run it would benefit Eagle pilots. Perhaps, at this point anything is only speculation. But I personnally don't think being furloughed indefinitely (for potentially a much longer time) in exchange for the hope of someday flying for mainline is worth it.
 

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Did you actually read the proposal? Phase Three involves moving all of the remaining pilots at Eagle over to AA, thus the flow-through would be a moot point.
There's bound to be the faction at Eagle that thinks that APA wants to take all our jets and ride off into the sunset, and we'll end up with nothing. This proposal is still just that- the details are still to be worked out. It's clear though, that it has the potential to be lucrative for all three parties- AMR, APA, and Eagle.
 

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Good point. I just reread that part. It would still clearly mean an immediate (and large) reduction in the amount of flying Eagle does, which would put more Eagle guys out. Perhaps down the road it would be beneficial, if we were to joing mainline, but I guess I'm just skeptical as to how it would all really play out (our current contract and flow thru case in point).

But here's hoping for the best!:)
 

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here's the question I have...they say they will recall AA first (595) then TWA (290) then Eagle (304) furloughs...so that makes 1200 of us on furlough and they never mention that they will not hire off the street before EVERYONE is recalled...big loophole there...
 

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Phase III should be Phase I.

If you have one list, then you automatically have:
(1) The ability to operate the right sized equipment
(2) One union political leadership
(3) No fights over phases I, or II.

The Eagle pilot's concerns that AA/APA will steal their jets and ride off into the sunset seems legitimate. My thought is that if you promise to love us later, you can love us now. Put things in proper order and onelist first. Then everyone will suppport Phases I and II.

Getting onelist through management will be easier as a united group. Together - pilots telling the press "All American Flying by American Pilots" is appealing - it gives you the moral high ground.
 

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What is suggested will eventually mean, why does one have a commuter in the first place.

From the mainline standpoint, they would prefer not to have any ownership of any commuter/regionals.

They started to own pieces of some so they would have control and information. That way they could direct what was an independant contractor if there were routes that these companies did not want and/or could benefit from some profitable ones.

As the RJ came along, it blurred the picture and has caused problems. This is why I fully expect a reverse of the consolidation that has gone on over the last 5 years.
 
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