Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby Has The Greatest Frequent Flyer Membership In The World

American Airlines 787 Dreamliner

Follow me through this timeline here.  Yesterday afternoon there was a bunch of noise about Scott Kirby, the President of American Airlines, apparently jumping ship to United Airlines. That was pretty shocking news given that Scott has been by Doug Parker’s side for over 20 years in the airline industry.  I wasn’t the only one talking about it.  There were a bunch of other bloggers writing about it.  I single out Wandering Aramean and View From The Wing’s posts because I had discussions with both of them while the whole […]

It Appears American Airlines Has Determined Their Changes To The AAdvantage Program In 2016

It’s been a crazy 36 hours or so of rumors about what American Airlines has planned for 2016. And, while some changes seem “real”, I have doubts about some others. There’s plenty here to believe, question and challenge. What’s your opinion?

2 Big Changes You Can Expect From American Airlines in 2016

American Airline has said quite a few times in the past couple of years that they were heads down and focused on the reservation system integration before considering other changes. On the first earnings call after the res system integration, they’ve given us some big hints about what’s next.

A Backwards Position On Pilot Seniority From US Airways

I’m not sure why the folks over at US Airways feel the need to keep giving sound bites.  They started out sounding somewhat level-headed, but this recent article goes even further towards crazy.  Scott Kirby, the president of US Airways, says that a merger would actually solve the seniority issues that still plague US Airways 7 years after the US/America West merger. “The side that didn’t like it could prevent a joint contract,” Kirby said. In the current effort, by contrast, the process would produce “a joint contract in advance” of the […]