FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Some American Airlines pilots started receiving summaries Tuesday of the new agreement-in-principal the Allied Pilots Association has reached with the company. The summary highlights pay adjustments, limits on code sharing and regional jets, and furlough protection pilots had sought after pilots voted down a previous deal in August.
The six-year deal would give pilots a four-percent pay raise starting in January, with annual raises of two-percent. It would also adjust pay three years in, based on what pilots at Delta and United receive. APA members had been seeking an “industry standard” deal that they said should be comparable to counterparts at those two rival airlines.
One of the last remaining roadblocks to a deal had been scope, including code-sharing with other airlines and the use of smaller regional jets. Pilots were trying to keep operations from shifting to other airlines, including regional operations.
The summary says regional jets could be no bigger than 76 seats, and 86,000 pounds, the same size Delta uses. It would also put a limit on code sharing with airlines other than Alaska and Hawaiian.
The summary says the agreement would also protect pilots from furloughs down to the junior active pilot on the property.
The APA executive board is expected to vote Friday on whether to send the final language to pilots for a vote.
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