Please review The Travel Guide on Jetnet frequently for updates. A new Travel Guide was just published on February 20, 2016.
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.
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 #1 for American Airlines assistance; allow for next menu to load.
2. Choose Prompt #2 for Commercial and Desktop Support; allow for next menu to load.
3. Choose Prompt #3 for Password Assistance; allow next menu to load.
4. Choose Prompt #1 for Passcode Assistance.
5. Enter your American Airlines ID Number.
CHANGES TO YOUR TRAVEL BENEFITS
Changing Between D1 and D2, D2R Classifications
LAA (Legacy AA) and LUS (Legacy US Airways) now have the same policy for changing between travel priority classifications.
Prior to the merger LAA did not permit non-revs to change from a D1 to a D2 status or from a D2 to a D1 status after check-in.
Prior to the merger LUS did permit non-revs to change from a D1 status to a D2 status or from a D2 status to a D1 status after check-in.
Effectively immediately all employees and retirees will now be permitted to switch from/to, a D1 or D2, D2R priority statuses 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 a D1 to D2, D2R, or from a D2, D2R to a D1. 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.
Unfortunately for Sabre Retirees, you are not able to make any changes to your priority status classifications because American Airlines has not provided access to the NRTP to you and the Airport Agents cannot make these changes for you.
AA explains that this is the only solution in the short-term because the system cannot track or monitor the changes between travel statuses.
AMRRC does not necessarily agree with these changes because up until one-hour prior to the departure time of a domestic flight; the priority list will probably render itself inaccurate because both employees and retirees will be permitted to change their travel classifications up almost up until departure time of a domestic flight. Making plans for travel based on the number of non-revs listed for a flight in the NRTP will also make it more difficult to determine how many D1s, D2s, or D2Rs are listed are really going to travel in the classifications displayed when these can so easily be changed.
We hope these changes do not further create any more issues during the boarding process at the gates with double listings, or in any uncertainties as to whether the changes to the classifications were changed during the timeframes specified.
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. If there are double listings on the airport 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 those non-revenue travelers trying to plan a trip because more travelers have listed than plan on traveling.
Prior to the merger, LAA was NOT PERMITTED to ever double list for any flight. Prior to the merger LUS was PERMITTED to double list for flights. LUS also has many flight crews commuting and many still continue to double list for flights to ensure they get to work, and return home.
AA Retiree Identification (ID) Card
February 9, 2016
AA is now issuing Retiree IDs for all retirees considered to be Mainline Airline retirees.
Retirees of Express Carriers will not be issued Retiree IDs.
Express Carriers include PSA, Piedmont and Envoy.
Retirees can request their retiree ID electronically. Please follow the instructions posted with the form on Retiree Jetnet. http://Retirees.AA.com
You are still able to request a Retiree ID by mail but it will probably take longer to process the request. The application form is available on Jetnet, however, for your convenience we have posted the exact form here for those retiree that would prefer to send their request by U.S. mail. CLICK HERE FOR THE RETIREE ID FORM.
Follow the instructions on the Application Form. Although, there is no place on the form to enter a date you submit the form; we recommend entering a date in the upper right-hand corner of the form. Retain a photo-copy of the completed application for your records.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please email the Retirement Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Retirement Services at 1-800-447-2000 and follow the prompts to Retirement Counseling.
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.
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AMERICAN AIRLINES RETIREE TRAVEL CHANGES.
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.