Management team at new American Airlines looks a lot like US Airways'

Jun 10, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Dallas Morning News

A US Airways plane is parked next to American Airlines new 77, bearing the new logo.

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Since: Apr 08

Tulsa, OK

#1 Jun 11, 2013
Well guys you cried, moaned and groan about the need for change at AA and now you certainly have it. So who are you going to blame when you don't get what you want and think you deserve? Bush? Just like the Obama followers that listened to his rhetoric about the need for CHANGE!
nats

Winston Salem, NC

#2 Jun 11, 2013
I don't like Parker, he has the team to run a good airline.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#3 Jun 12, 2013
I'm happy to work for anyone that has not been on the AMR BOD or a top executive in the last 13 years or so.... They took an industry leading airline to the gutter... Is Parker and Crew the answer? Time will tell. However when you are on the bottom what is the only way you can go.

Since: Apr 08

Tulsa, OK

#4 Jun 12, 2013
Prost wrote:
I'm happy to work for anyone that has not been on the AMR BOD or a top executive in the last 13 years or so.... They took an industry leading airline to the gutter... Is Parker and Crew the answer? Time will tell. However when you are on the bottom what is the only way you can go.
Prost, I must disagree with your comments. So only the AMR BOD and executives are to blame for the demise of AA. Labor had absolutely no part of the problems and issues. No doubt if the labor groups banded together as they did with Parker it would have been a recovery without a partner that is still sorting out it's last merger. Wait until the USAir execs attempt to get their arms around the monster they are inheriting.

They're still struggling with the small peas in the pod, wait until the thousands and thousands of AA people start pounding on the desk for fairness and equality and overwhelm them with ridiculous demands. No doubt the offers and representation offered to them by the former AMR/AA execs (that labor hated with a vengeance as noted in your comments above) made prior to the betrayal by the unions was a much better deal.

As you said, time will tell. It sure will, don't count your chickens before they're hatched!
Angry White United Pilot

Birmingham, AL

#5 Jun 12, 2013
Gee... Are those in management WHITE?

I don't see anyone of color! Do you?

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#6 Jun 12, 2013
tulaaretired wrote:
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Prost, I must disagree with your comments. So only the AMR BOD and executives are to blame for the demise of AA. Labor had absolutely no part of the problems and issues. No doubt if the labor groups banded together as they did with Parker it would have been a recovery without a partner that is still sorting out it's last merger. Wait until the USAir execs attempt to get their arms around the monster they are inheriting.
They're still struggling with the small peas in the pod, wait until the thousands and thousands of AA people start pounding on the desk for fairness and equality and overwhelm them with ridiculous demands. No doubt the offers and representation offered to them by the former AMR/AA execs (that labor hated with a vengeance as noted in your comments above) made prior to the betrayal by the unions was a much better deal.
As you said, time will tell. It sure will, don't count your chickens before they're hatched!
The bonus taking managers were the root...The BOD that allowed managers unable to turn a profit when other airlines were while approving bonuses didn't help.. They angered and demoralized the work force... That anger and lack of caring was translated to the customer but YES the employee.. A customer complaining about a surly agent or FA isn't complaining about management, I agree. But our ineffective lot did nothing to fix it.. They allowed the airline to tumble into BK. That allowed the ultimate goal.. ripping up union contracts. Check out what the CIO did for the TWU/IAM battle to prevent them from airing dirty laundry and worse as they fought for our dues... The new AA will be fun.(sarcasm)
AWA

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jun 19, 2013
that's they are the best in the game... the NEW AMR will be the envy of all airlines...
miaaaretired

Miami, FL

#8 Jun 19, 2013
tulaaretired, not sure how long you have been retired but Prost is correct with his comments. I recently retired for most of the reasons he mentioned. If your working in a HUB with dedicated employees and suddenly they lose there jobs because of outsourcing after the company ask "to keep AAL solvent what are you not willing to give up? Most answered "Do not cut my hourly wage". Then your asked "what are you willing to give up" Most answered, vacation, overtime, sick time etc etc. Now, keep in mind the company says that what ever is done will be system wide. LIED, the biggest cuts came in MIA,JFK,ORD,LAX, a few cuts in midsize stations and some nothing. However, during my career I had maybe 3 complaint letters but number 3 did it for me. A doctor checking with a UMNR at 30min prior to departure(cut off for baggage is 45min)with no wait time. I cannot check a bag for cargo less than 45min before departure as the computer automatically closes the flight. I waived all charges for changes including the bag check fee for the next flight. Even after the OC on duty spoke to said doctor, she argued with a F/A working the flight which took a 2 hr. delay. But, it was AA's Customer Service Dept. who sent the complaint letter back to my supervisor who showed me what they had written not the customer that ticked me off.. They basically said that I needed to be counseled as I was the problem. I guess Customer Service does not have access to security procedures in AA Regulations. Since my SOD knows my professional persona she threw the complaint letter in the trash "saying, our Customer Service does not think pass there nose lengths". Yes, this was what AAL had come to be in that negative reinforcement from top to the bottom. I was told that CEO Doug Parker is a people person and does not prefer "electronic machines". I hope so but only time will tell.

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