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.
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 17,000 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.
April 18, 2017. AMRRC will be meeting with to discuss retiree pensions and issues/suggestions with the newly introduced Non-Revenue Travel Planner (NRTP). We will post a summary of our discussion and send an Email Newsletter to our members the last week of April.
April 14, 2017. All SABRE Retirees now have access to the Non-Revenue Travel Planner. All Sabre Retirees should have received a letter from AA dated April 11th explaining the process to Register and Log-in. Please let me know if you have any questions. The Travel Guide can be found on www.retirees.aa.com
HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION
AA Benefits Service Center
1 (888) 860 – 6178
M-F (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Central)
HR Services for Retirees
Pension & 401k
(Locked out of Retirees.aa.com Or Jetnet
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.
Join Us – AMRRC Retiree Rally 8:00 a.m.
Mary McKenna, Coordinator – Retired FA
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Shareholders Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
The Law Offices of Latham & Watkins LLP
885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
(Corner of Third Avenue and 53rd Street)
Only Shareholders or appropriately designated Proxy Holders will be permitted to attend the Meeting.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016, retirees and AMRRC shareholders who attended the annual meeting represented the concerns about retiree benefits and pensions of all AA retirees. If the retiree shareholders had not attended these meetings to present the views of retirees, the BODs would not be aware of them.
Retirees will continue to voice their concerns each and every year to the American Airlines’ Board of Directors and must continue to ask questions about the issues impacting the reputation and image of American Airlines which is reflected in airline ratings.
The links for the Videos of the Retirees from the June 8, 2016 Shareholder Meeting are included here for you viewing.
Retirees travel to the AA Shareholder meeting at their own expense, and we will continue to be a voice for Retirees to reinstate our earned pass benefits. Donations to AMRRC help us cover communication and printing expenses for our not-for-profit organization. Donations are never used for travel expenses. Those expenses are borne by the retiree.
A (245-page) Presentation Notebook was presented to each Board Member at the Shareholders Meeting. All opinions contained in the notebook are those expressed solely by AMRRC.
CLICK HERE TO REVIEW IT.
New Boarding Groups – March 1, 2017
American Airlines has unveiled plans for a new “simplified” boarding process with passengers prioritized according to nine (9) numbered groups, up from the current four, and with those in the airline’s recently launched ‘basic economy’ class embarking dead last.
New – starting March 1
Active duty U.S. military with military I.D.
Business Class (2-class international aircraft)
Active duty U.S. military with military I.D.
Business Class (2-class international aircraft)
Executive Platinum oneworld® Emerald™
Executive Platinum oneworld® EmeraldSM
(Business Class on a 3-class aircraft)
Gold oneworld® Ruby™
Alaska Airlines MVP® members AirPass Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive cardmembers
Customers who bought Priority boarding
Alaska Airlines MVP® members
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive cardmembers
Customers who bought Priority boarding
Group 1 Main Cabin Extra
Eligible AAdvantage® credit cardmembers*
Group 5 (Preferred Boarding)
Main Cabin Extra
Eligible AAdvantage® credit cardmembers*
Eligible corporate travelers**
Group 9 - Basic Economy – No Carry-on Bags
Sky Ball XV will be held on November 11, 2017, and will pay tribute to all of our nation's veterans. Please visit the website referenced below for details on how you can sponsor, get tickets, and be a part of this spectacular event!
American said fourth-quarter net income fell to $289 million from $3.28 billion a year ago.
American Airlines’ fourth-quarter profit fell but met Wall Street expectations, and a key measurement of revenue trends rose for the first time since late 2014, further evidence that airlines are starting to push average prices higher.
American’s costs are rising sharply. As a result of profit-sharing and higher wages in new union contracts, the company spent $2.8 billion on labor in the fourth quarter, an increase of more than $400 million in a year. And American predicted that costs per mile would jump 9 percent in the first quarter.
Executives echoed officials at other airlines in saying that demand for travel has picked up since November’s election. But it also reported a 17 percent spike in labor spending after new union contracts and warned costs will rise sharply again in the first quarter.
Separately, American executives said they would revive a previously rejected bid to work more closely with Australian carrier Qantas. The airlines want to work together on setting prices and schedules, which is forbidden without an exemption from antitrust laws.
4th Quarter and 2016 Annual Profits
Jan. 27, 2017 -- American Airlines Group Inc. today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. The Company’s earnings highlights include:
Fourth quarter 2016 pre-tax profit of $500 million, or $773 million excluding net special charges, and net profit of $289 million, or $475 million excluding net special charges.
Full year 2016 pre-tax profit of $4.3 billion, or $5.1 billion excluding net special charges, and net profit of $2.7 billion, or $3.2 billion excluding net special charges.
Fourth quarter Total Revenue per Available Seat Mile (TRASM) was up 1.3 percent year-over-year, marking the first year-over-year increase since the fourth quarter 2014.
The Company accrued approximately $57 million in the fourth quarter for its profit sharing plan, bringing the total accrual to $314 million for 2016.
Returned $606 million to stockholders through share repurchases and dividends in the fourth quarter, for a total of $4.6 billion in 2016.
Announced a new $2.0 billion share repurchase authorization.
Revenue and Cost Comparisons
Total revenue in the fourth quarter was $9.8 billion, an increase of 1.7 percent versus the fourth quarter 2015 on a 0.4 percent increase in total available seat miles (ASMs). TRASM was 14.90 cents, up 1.3 percent versus the fourth quarter 2015, the first year-over-year increase since the fourth quarter of 2014. For the full year, total revenue was $40.2 billion in 2016, down 2.0 percent over 2015, while 2016 total revenue per ASM was 14.70 cents, down 3.7 percent versus 2015, on a 1.7 percent increase in total ASMs.
Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter were $9.0 billion, up 5.4 percent compared to the fourth quarter 2015, due primarily to a 17.4 percent increase in salaries and benefits expense, which includes the impact of the Company’s recent labor agreements and a $57 million accrual for the Company’s profit sharing program. On a full year basis, total operating expenses were $34.9 billion, up 0.3 percent versus 2015.
Fourth quarter 2016 mainline cost per available seat mile (CASM) was 12.93 cents, up 5.7 percent on a 0.7 percent reduction in mainline ASMs versus the fourth quarter 2015. Excluding fuel and special charges, mainline CASM was 10.17 cents, up 10.3 percent versus the fourth quarter 2015. Regional CASM was 19.60 cents, down 0.9 percent versus the fourth quarter 2015, on an 8.5 percent increase in regional ASMs. Excluding fuel and special charges, regional CASM was 15.70 cents, down 2.5 percent versus the fourth quarter 2015.
For the full year 2016, mainline CASM was 11.94 cents, down 0.8 percent versus 2015, on a 1.0 percent increase in mainline ASMs. Excluding fuel and special charges, mainline CASM was 9.54 cents, up 6.1 percent versus 2015. Regional CASM was 19.08 cents, down 6.4 percent versus 2015, on a 7.9 percent increase in regional ASMs. Excluding fuel and special charges, regional CASM was 15.53 cents, down 3.4 percent versus 2015.
Rich Slivocka State of the Airline Meeting January 29, 2016
Watch the Introduction and Statement by Retiree, Rich Slivocka to CEO, Doug Parker