After a relatively smooth day today, what’s next for the American Airlines team with the reservations system transition largely complete?
7 years later, they still can’t agree. Kinda like they didn’t last time. US Airways flight attendants rejected a contract that would have given them immediate 13% salary increase. That means 7 years after the merger between US Airways and America West, the two flight attendant groups are still not integrated. No question this continues to cause problems for US Airways. And yet, for some reason the union leaders at American Airlines (most specifically the pilots) believe they’ll get a better deal by merging with US Airways.
US Airways flight attendants rejected yet another contract to give them pay raises and consolidate them into one seniority list. Flight attendants from the old US Airways are still working under pay cuts they took under a 2005 contract while the airline was still operating under bankruptcy protection. The rejected deal would have given them 11 percent raises. America West flight attendants would have gotten raises of 22 percent to 65 percent, although they would have also given up vacation time and paid more for health insurance, according to materials […]