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Old 10-09-2019, 07:48 AM   #81  
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The official policy is that the flight is closed out D-10. Our agents are under pressure from middle management to abide by this. It’s commonly accepted that we don’t wait for late runners. Too many delays by the agents and it’s their job. CA’s will tell them to put the delay on the captain in certain situations. The D-10 has become an intense obsession at AA. It’s misguided and we all know it but it’s their airline to run. In my opinion this is one reason we are where we are.
That pressure gets the door closed at D-18 way too often.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:10 AM   #82  
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Bingo. No, no, and HeLL No

Crandall (and Con Carty, who was just below him) are the entire brain trust behind B scales and pitting everyone against each other.

Richard Anderson or Gordon Bethune, there’s a start.
Yes, not to mention Crandall was the architect behind the massive regional outsourcing that we have today. On a smaller give, he is why AA new hires are paid their LOS raise after training completion rather than on their DOH anniversary.

Im still amazed when I fly with a Crandall fanboy or they post positively about him on “The Line”.
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Yes, not to mention Crandall was the architect behind the massive regional outsourcing that we have today. On a smaller give, he is why AA new hires are paid their LOS raise after training completion rather than on their DOH anniversary.

Im still amazed when I fly with a Crandall fanboy or they post positively about him on “The Line”.
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't he start / invented the B scale at American (hence the saying "you'll be senior one day, son!")?

Question about this D-10 bs. Is it true that management gets a bonus at D-10, but not if it is less?
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When you're on a DH domestically (or nonrev), look around the cabin and count how many people are actually engaged with the seatback screens. I usually see under 10 percent.

I'm happy to get rid of those power boxes under the seats.
Probably because AA spams you about 3x before you start a movie or show.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:54 PM   #85  
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Im still amazed when I fly with a Crandall fanboy or they post positively about him on “The Line”.
Because its the only airline they have ever known.

Pooped on a stick = part of the problem.
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Because its the only airline they have ever known.

Pooped on a stick = part of the problem.
How else do you prove your $#!+ don’t stink? Amazed that went on.
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https://crankyflier.com/2019/10/10/a...e-deck-chairs/
So they moved around who everyone is supposed to report to, I guess that qualifies as better maybe.
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So they moved around who everyone is supposed to report to, I guess that qualifies as better maybe.
Looks like Parker, Isom, et al forced a scapegoat into retirement to buy them some more time.

I still think their days are numbered.
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Fundamental problem right now is the company actually makes money. 20% of all salaried positions could be cut, but who's gonna pitch that unless AA is in the red.
They could put IFE on MCE and see if it sells. If the back of the plane, with no IFE and less seat pitch sells out first, what are they suppose to do other than be on time.
Seems like an entire culture that ALL problems are at the executive level, and NONE fall on front line employees.

Jeff trimmed 2B a year after United merger, AA hasn't trimmed jack.

Low oil and high demand has allowed them to punt on tough choices. AA and USAir are doing better than they have ever done in the past, just under by comparison.

GE froze salaried employee pension benefits, FedEx has been offering early buyouts for salaried positions, tough pill to swallow to have to trim the fat from "your team" who have, "made all this possible".

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