American Airlines CEO Tom Horton's Proposed Severance Pay Is Too Big: Trustee

There are 6 comments on the The Huffington Post story from May 24, 2013, titled American Airlines CEO Tom Horton's Proposed Severance Pay Is Too Big: Trustee. In it, The Huffington Post reports that:

Thomas 'Tom' Horton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AMR Corp.'s American Airlines, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

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Since: May 08

Santee CA

#1 May 24, 2013
The trustee's objection also says American should be required to explain how its board determined that $20 million was the right amount for Horton, and to say whether independent directors approved of the payment...... I'm guessing "that's how we do things at AA" will not be an acceptable answer.. By the way those lifetime flight benefits are positive space First Class bumping full fare if booked early enough... But that IS common place in the industry. What do I personally think of TH and his severance?. I cannot answer due the AA social media policy.
Bruno Boileau

Dallas, TX

#2 May 29, 2013
He will get the $ after AA exits BK. He's not worried.
Bob

Halifax, PA

#3 Jul 31, 2013
Just fire the guy for doing a bad job like you would with any other employee and let him collect unemployment at $500 a week max like I do.
Michael McMonagle

Utica, NY

#4 Jul 31, 2013
Bob wrote:
Just fire the guy for doing a bad job like you would with any other employee and let him collect unemployment at $500 a week max like I do.
The airline is still in business so who says he did a bad job? Could you keep a business open after ten years without earning a profit?

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#5 Jul 31, 2013
Michael McMonagle wrote:
<quoted text>The airline is still in business so who says he did a bad job? Could you keep a business open after ten years without earning a profit?
It is the lack of managerial skill that led to the lack of profit. These executives weren't the ones that were wise enough to keep it running. While AMR was floundering Horton was off at AT&T rebuilding it for sale and taking a huge payout to return to AA.. Only to head a BOD allowed coup d'état and take AMR BK as his first official duty. He then turned it around and let a smaller company take it over.
Anonymous

Colombo, Sri Lanka

#7 Aug 1, 2013
ASDA SD

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