Pilot union says lack of accord threatens merger of airlines

Dec 28, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Detroit News

An American Airlines merger with US Airways Group Inc. may not occur during the AMR Corp.

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Since: Apr 08

Tulsa, OK

#1 Dec 29, 2012
Apparently the pilots still admire Cradall's wisdom even though they couldn't stand his management style years ago. What goes around comes around!

Watch and listen carefully to the Chairman's comments. This is the final opportunity to ensure longenvity of the Eagle:

http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/vi...
Flyer

Arlington, TX

#2 Dec 29, 2012
As predicted, AA brain dead Pilots and old USAir idiots can't agree. How could this be so easily predicted?
nats

Winston Salem, NC

#3 Dec 31, 2012
What is a old USAir idiot? Pilots are brain dead? What do you do?
JetBlast

Birmingham, MI

#4 Dec 31, 2012
The United/Continental union-related merger issues were costly and time-consuming that added months and months to the merger process. These were both ALPA groups and relatively similar-sized workforces.

An AA/US union integration process will be far messier. Three different union groups within just the pilot ranks, huge difference in workforce size and they'll more than likely have to negotiate a contract very similar to DL and UA. An MOU should be mandatory for any pre-merger

Time to get out the popcorn.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#5 Dec 31, 2012
Actually an accord has been raeched.. A day after this article appeared...
APA APPROVES MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING
The following hotline was issued today by APA: "This morning the APA Board of Directors voted 11-5 to approve a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for consideration by AMR and US Airways managements and the US Airline Pilots Association representing US Airways’ pilots. If these other parties agree to the terms of the MOU that APA has approved, the MOU would serve as a framework for an agreement if American Airlines and US Airways proceed to merge. If there is no merger between the two carriers, the MOU would be rendered null and void."

If history is any indication, achieving this MOU is a crucial step towards a merger

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