Legacy AmericanAirlines Retirees, who retired prior to 11/01/2012, are eligible for Retiree Life Insurance. The amount of eligible life insurance may vary based on your retirement date and/or other factors. The following guidelines are provided for your review.
Retiree Life Insurance Amount*
Prior to: 01/1/1976
$5,000 to $20,000 (Based on your salary at the time of retirement*)
Prior to: 11/1/2012
Majority of Retirees: $5,000*
*For additional information, please review the Pre- 11/1/2012
Retiree Benefits Guide - Life Insurance Benefit
You may also contact the American Airlines Benefits Service Center at 1-888-860-6178 (Monday – Friday: 9am – 6 pm CT).
The above Life Insurance information is taken from the recently uploaded “Retiree Benefits Guide” which is on the “retirees.aa.com” website.
To Access Your Retiree Benefits –
Sign into the “retirees.aa.com” website, and then “click” on the word “Benefits” on the top border of the opened page.
The next page will ask: “ARE YOU AN AMERICAN AIRINES RETIREE?”
At this point, you will need to select the access to benefits information if you retired before 11/01/12 OR after 11/01/12.
There are two separate “BENEFITS INFORMATION GUIDES”. One for those who retired before 11/01/12, and a separate guide for those who retired after 11/01/12.
The Legacy AA retirees who retired on or before 11/01/12, have a Life Insurance Benefit. Those who retired after 11/01/12 DO NOT.
Verify Your Coverage and Beneficiary Information –
For those PRE-11/01/12 Retirees, it is important to verify your specific coverage. To verify your specific coverage, contact the AA Benefits Service Center at 1-888-860-6178 and speak to a Benefits representative who can advise you of your coverage AND who will verify your designated beneficiary. You will also have an opportunity to make any changes to your beneficiary if you chose to do so.
Please Note - when AA recently uploaded retiree beneficiary data into a new system some retirees’ beneficiary data was lost. Verify that AA has the correct beneficiary information recorded in your file.
MAKE THE PHONE CALL!
The representatives at the Benefit Services Center will be glad to help with the verification of any of your Retiree information and updating or correcting the information as needed.
Both Retiree Guides have extensive retiree benefits information. It is recommended that you become familiar with their contents.
AMRRC wishes to thank Don Smith (AA-JFK Alumni Association) for the extensive time and research that he has done to provide this information for all retirees.
MEDICARE COVERAGE (PLAN B) - SCREENINGS
If you are now or will be eligible for Medicare in 2017, you may want to visit the Medicare website to review the “Screenings” that are offered by Medicare (Part B) Coverage. It is good information to know and you should probably visit this website regularly to review updates or changes to your Medicare Benefits. This is the link which will take you to the Medicare “Screenings” page.
The (245-page) Presentation Notebook which was presented to each Board Member at the Shareholders Meeting can be viewed here. All opinions contained in the notebook are those expressed solely by AMRRC.
RESET YOUR SYSTEM ACCESS MANAGER
If your password has been disabled or you have been locked out; contact the Help Desk at 918-833-3333 for Password Assistance and FOLLOW THESE PROMPTS.
1. Choose Prompt #3 for password resets, followed by Prompt #3 for password resets.
CHANGING TRAVEL CLASSIFICATION PRIORITY CODES
Effectively Immediately all employees and retirees are now permitted to switch from/to, a D1 and D2 or D2R priority classification up until one hour before domestic flights and two hours prior to international flights.
After check-in you Must Cancel your original PNR listing and create a new PNR to switch your boarding status from /to D1, D2, or D2R.
You MUST make this change in NRTP (Non-Revenue Travel Planner). Airport Agents CANNOT make any of these changes for an employee or retiree. So be certain to have the appropriate APPs downloaded to your mobile devices to access the NRTP.
FOR FLIGHTS IS NOT PERMITTED
Please Be Considerate of other non-revenue travelers and cancel your flight listing(s) if you do not intend to travel on that flight.
Double Listings create MORE WORK for the gate agents trying to process non-revenue travelers. When there are double listings on the standby list, the agent must also process those names on the standby list as a “No Answer or Cancel” them. Double listings also create inaccurate numbers for non-revenue travelers trying to plan a trip because more travelers have listed than plan on traveling.
U. S. Passports - Renew Early
If your U.S. Passport expires in 2016, the State Department urges you to renew it now, as it expects a surge in renewals of 10-year passports issued in 2006 and 2007.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative implemented in 2007 required anyone, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air to the U.S. from all foreign countries (including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda) to have a valid passport. More than 30 million people applied for U.S. Passports during the 2006-2007 timeframe.
AA Retiree ID Card
AA is issuing Retiree Identification Card for “all” retirees considered to be Mainline Airline Retirees, including retirees for America West, US Airways, and all other mainline carriers now included in the new AA. Retirees of Express Carriers (PSA, Piedmont, Envoy) are not being issued AA Retiree IDs.
Retirees can request their Retiree IDs electronically on www.aa.retirees.com Please follow the instructions posted with the form.
CLICK HERE to print the Retiree ID Form if you want to submit it via U.S. Mail. Follow the instructions on the form. Date and retain a copy of the completed form for your records.
Our Mission Statement
The American Airlines Retirees Committee goal is to Preserve Retiree Benefits through Communications and Determination!
AMRRC, Inc. was incorporated as a 501(c4) tax exempt, nonprofit corporation, dedicated to represent all Retirees from American Airlines, from past mergers and to protect Retiree benefits for future Retirees.
AMRRC, Inc. will work to restore Retiree Earned Benefits and to meet the short term and long term challenges that are ahead. Retirees are proud of our decades of hard work that made American Airlines great. Retirees deserve Respect and the Earned Benefits, including travel pass benefits that were promised for our years of service as a part of our Retirement programs.
We look forward to working with old and new members for the long term.
Welcome to the New AMRRC, Inc. April 2015.
The views, comments and ideas expressed on the AMRRC Website do not represent those of the American Airlines Group and its subsidiaries. The logos, flight symbols, all service marks and trademarks contained herein are property of their respective owners. AMRRC is not associated with AAG.
AMERICAN AIRLINES RETIREE TRAVEL CHANGES.
OVER 15,000 RETIREES HAVE SIGNED THE FOLLOWING PETITION:
Join us in our efforts to restore our pass policy, for equal rights for ALL Retirees, without discrimination to specific work groups, including TWA, USAir, Sabre and other Retirees from AMR. Thank you.
Please continue to "frequently" review THE TRAVEL GUIDE for any and all revisions to your travel benefits. It is continually being updated and all your questions about the travel program can be answered in the guide.
If the miles are coming from the retiree’s, Reservation Service Charges, Award Claim Fees, Ticket Change Fees and Mileage Reinstatement charges are waived. As such, you would not have to pay the $75 service fee and also if your plans change, the fee to reinstate the miles into your account are waived.
Here’s an excerpt from the Travel Guide; it’s in the AA20 and AAdvantage Award Promotion Section, Page 24:
Booking and Purchasing
Contact We-Fly-AA at 1-888-933-5922, press option 4, then press option 1 and provide your AA ID and your AAdvantage Account Number. The discount must be applied at time of ticketing; not after the ticket has been purchased.
AAdvantage member is responsible for paying all applicable taxes, charges and upgrade co-pays
Res Service Charge is waived on EMP award-eligible itineraries
Award charges, reinstatement charges, ticket- change charges are waived for awards claimed from an Active AA Employee account, AA20/D1-eligible account (Spouse/Domestic Partner/ Registered Companion/ Eligible Dependents) and Retiree accounts, including awards issued in someone else’s name.
The credit card used must be in the name of the AAdvantage member unless the member is the customer.
EMPLOYEE TRAVEL DEPARTMENT
AMRRC has confirmed with AA that ALL non-revenue problems should be sent to the email address below so it can be determined what occurred and why it occurred.
AMRRC recommends that all employee and retirees save the email for the Employee Travel Department.
This department and it employees report directly to Cari Ulrich, Managing Director of Human Resources and they will investigate your non-rev travel concerns and issues, including why, NON-REVS ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND.
All non-revenue travel issues should (immediately) be sent to Employee Travel so it can be determined what happened to cause the issue.
All emails currently being sent to other executives or managers about non-rev travel issues are forwarded to this department to research and respond to the traveler. You should discontinue sending non-rev travel problems to others because they are forwarded to and researched by Employee Travel.
You MUST include your name and all of the flight information (flight, date, boarding city, connecting city and if possible a screen shot of the standby list especially if the issue involves boarding, or being left behind on a flight when there are empty seats. No research can be done without this information.
If you are being required to check your bags simply because you are a non-rev passenger; this information should also be sent because non-revs should not be targeted for checking bags at the gate. Checking bags is determined by boarding group, not being a non-rev traveler.
This process is not intended to identify and report personnel issues.
This process is specifically intended to determine why a situation occurred which caused an issue so it can be addressed and fixed.
Please include AMRRC in your email to AA so we are also informed of non-rev travel issues for future discussions in our meetings with AA.
Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than (90) days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee.
Applies for travel FROM Sydney
Non-Revs can check-in on-line (placed on the stand-by list) for flights departing SYD, however; the Australian Government requires Advance Passenger Processing (APP) for travelers.
As a result of APP ~ ALL TRAVELERS MUST CHECK-IN AT THE TICKET COUNTER to clear all the mandatory departure documentation requirements.
Non-Revs will be cleared for the flight at the ticket counter.
Do not go to the gate for check-in, otherwise, you will be directed back to the ticket counter.
Revenue customers can now book flights to five (5) Cuban cities on AA through reservations, mobile app, mobile web and AA.com. The launch dates from MIA, are listed below. Boeing 737-300 aircraft will be in a 160-passenger configuration with (16) First Class, (30) Main Cabin Extra and (114) Main Cabin. The A319 aircraft will be 128 passenger configuration with (8) First Class, (24) Main Cabin Extra and (112) Main Cabin.
Sept. 7: Holguin (HOG) and Cienfuegos (CFG)
Sept. 9: Santa Clara (SNU) and Camaguey (CMW)
Sept. 11: Varadero (VRA)
Travel to Cuba MUST Fall Under One of These Categories
Humanitarian Projects of to provide support for Cuban people
Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
Professional Research or Meetings
Educational Activities by Individuals at Academic Institutions
People to People Travel
Public Performance (Clinics, Workshops, Athletic or Other Competitions and Exhibitions
Authorization to provide travel services, carrier services and remittance forwarding services
Activities of Private Foundations, Research or Educational Institutes
Exploration of Certain Internet Based Services
Non-Revenue Travel: there will be a brief travel restriction. You will be eligible to book travel for yourself, your eligible travelers and guests for travel September 15th or later – your travel must fall into one of the approved categories.
State of the Airline (SOTA) Earnings Meeting
Friday, January 27, 2017
4th Quarter 2016 Earnings Meeting
Friday, January 27, 2017 – 8:30 a.m.
AA Headquarters ~ Cafeteria Atrium
4333 Amon Carter Blvd. ~ Ft. Worth
AMRRC is pleased to announce that all Retirees are invited to attend the State of the Airline Meetings every quarter. After the earnings are announced those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Parker.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL RETIREES TO ATTEND!
See you there – Kathy Johnson, President of AMRRC.
Airline Service is Improving.
Middle Seat Scorecard
By SCOTT MCCARTNEY – WALL STREET JOURNAL
Jan. 11, 2017 10:41 a.m. ET
The annual Middle Seat Scorecard of U.S. airline performance, which ranks carriers on seven different measures important to travelers, shows 7% fewer flights arrived late in 2016, fewer bags were lost per passenger and fewer complaints were registered with the Transportation Department. The number of canceled flights plunged 21% even with major system failures at Delta and Southwest last summer.
Overall, 106,000 more flights arrived on-time in 2016. That pushed the total on-time rate to 80% from 78% in 2015, according to GEE Operations Solutions, an airline data-tracking firm. That data, calculated for this report, include each airline’s regional and international flights. Most punctual was Alaska at 86%. Most tardy: Spirit at 74%.
Alaska topped the scorecard as the best overall performer for the fourth- straight year, edging out Delta. American’s numbers improved, but the biggest airline in the world remained the worst in the scorecard for the second year in a row with the highest rates of canceled flights and lost luggage.
American has ranked last or next-to-last all nine years of the scorecard. The gap between best and worst narrowed, but the differences remain substantial. American mishandled nearly twice as many bags and canceled almost three times as many flights as Delta.
“We’ve got to run faster,” says Kerry Philipovitch, American’s senior vice president of customer experiences. American had a tough summer, with problems at several big hubs. In Los Angeles, for example, additional flights created traffic jams for airplanes on the ground. Those problems have been worked out, Ms. Philipovitch says. She predicts customer service will be an area of improvement this year because American launched a new training program for front-line employees. David Seymour, senior vice president of integrated operations, says merger issues with US Airways continue to affect flight operations. “We’re still working in some cases as two airlines,” he says.
2016 Third Quarter Profit
Thursday, October 20, 2016
- A Special Jetwire.
A Message from Doug Parker
Dear Team Members
Today American announced a pre-tax profit of $1.5 billion (excluding special charges) for the third quarter of 2016 and a net profit of $933 million. This is a tremendous accomplishment thanks to the team of more than 100,000 employees. These profits led us to accrue an additional $86 million for our profit sharing pool, for a total of $257 million so far this year.
The third quarter was also monumental for our integration. More than 80,000 employees are now wearing the same uniform, showing the world we are truly one team. And we successfully moved to a single FOS partition (SFP) without a single cutover-related delay or disruption. It took more than 20 departments to pull that off, and the result can be seen every day as our pilots are now free to move across domiciles and the fleet.
Another milestone this past quarter was the unprecedented agreement with the TWU-IAM Association to implement pay increases for our Tech Ops and Fleet Service colleagues while negotiations continue for a joint collective bargaining agreement. We also reached tentative agreements for our flight crew training and simulator instructors, as well as our flight simulator engineers. With these, we have now offered industry-leading wages for all of our represented workgroups, and we’ve done that less than three years after our merger closed.
We’re continuing to focus on our customers’ needs and wants. We added 10 new destinations to our network in the third quarter, including five in Cuba alone, and launched new service from LAX to Hong Kong. Next month we’ll begin daily flights to Havana, cementing our place as the largest carrier to Cuba. For customers flying domestically, we now offer complimentary inflight entertainment in the main cabin. And finally, we added 12 new aircraft as part of our fleet renewal program, including our first Boeing 787-9, while retiring 20 MD-80 aircraft in just one day.
While some integration work remains, we’re making great strides together. Thanks to you, we are well on our way to restoring American as the greatest airline in the world. Congratulations and thank you for all you do to take care of our customers and each other.
Rich Slivocka State of the Airline Meeting January 29, 2016
Watch the Introduction and Statement by Retiree, Rich Slivocka to CEO, Doug Parker