January 12, 2017


Legacy American Airlines 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.

Retirement Date 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*
After: 11/1/2012 Not Applicable

*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 “” website.

To Access Your Retiree Benefits –

  1. Sign into the “” website, and then “click” on the word “Benefits” on the top border of the opened page.
  2. The next page will ask: “ARE YOU AN AMERICAN AIRINES RETIREE?”
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


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.


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.



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.



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.



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 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.




libertyJoin 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.

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News From Your President

April 18, 2017. AMRRC will be meeting with AA 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

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AA Benefits Service Center
(Life Insurance)
1 (888) 860 – 6178 M-F (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Central)
HR Services for Retirees Pension & 401k 1-844-543-5747
Help Desk (Locked out of Or Jetnet 1-888-207-2607 or 918-833-3333 Option 3, Option 1
Purchase AA20 Ticket 1-888-933-5922 (888-We-Fly-AA)
Submit Non-Revenue Travel Issues Email: Employee.Travel @
AMRRC Email for Correspondence
Suggestions, Questions, Concerns Requests to received our Electronic Emails
AMRRC Facebook Page (Closed Group) AMRRC American Retirees



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Fees Waived for Retirees

November 3, 2016

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.




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.





Many countries require that a U.S. passport be valid for a ‘specific period of time beyond your DEPARTURE DATE’. There are some countries that require a Visa and that have currency requirements. Please visit the State Department Website to determine the requirements of the country you are visiting.


Applies for travel TO Sydney

Applies for travel FROM Sydney



Join Us – AMRRC Retiree Rally 8:00 a.m.
Mary McKenna, Coordinator – Retired FA
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Shareholders Meeting – 9:00 a.m.

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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.

The first question asked at the AA stockholder meeting in NY 2016 was from Mary McKenna

Bill Gatsiadis:

Don Smith, Chairman of JFK AA Alumni Association
“Privilege or a Benefit?”

Gail Dunham and Russ Adams

Video of the Rally June 8, 2016


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.

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boarding 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.

Boarding Order Current New – starting March 1
Pre-boarding   ConciergeKey™ Members
Priority Boarding
First Class
Active duty U.S. military with military I.D.
Business Class (2-class international aircraft)
Group 1
First Class
Active duty U.S. military with military I.D.
Business Class (2-class international aircraft)
Priority Boarding Executive Platinum oneworld® Emerald™ Group 2
Executive Platinum oneworld® EmeraldSM
(Business Class on a 3-class aircraft)
Priority Boarding
Platinum Pro Platinum oneworld® Sapphire™
Group 3
Platinum Pro
oneworld® Sapphire™

Priority Boarding
oneworld® Ruby™
Group 4
Gold oneworld®
Priority Boarding Alaska Airlines MVP® members
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive cardmembers
Customers who bought Priority boarding
Group 4
Alaska Airlines MVP® members
Premium Economy
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive cardmembers
Customers who bought Priority boarding
Main Boarding Group 1
Main Cabin Extra
Eligible AAdvantage® credit cardmembers*
Group 5 (Preferred Boarding)
Main Cabin Extra
Eligible AAdvantage® credit cardmembers*
Eligible corporate travelers**
Main Boarding  Group 2  Group 6
Main Boarding  Group 3  Group 7 
Main Boarding  Group 4   Group 8 
Main Boarding   Group 9 - Basic Economy – No Carry-on Bags 

airpowerSky 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 Airlines Group


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:

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