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January 02, 2014

American unveils new travel policy for employees, includes no fees for coach tickets

American Airlines told employees on Thursday that they can fly for free in coach class anywhere in the network.

The free coach tickets were part of the carrier's new non-revenue flying policy for employees that will also give workers 16 one-way buddy passes to give to friends. Registered family members and parents of employees will also have unlimited travel privileges.

"While implementation will take some time, when complete, American Airlines will offer free coach
travel across the largest and best network in the industry, improved pass privileges for family and friends, and a consistent boarding system. With more than 6,700 daily flights to over 330 destinations, let’s go!" wrote Elise Eberwein, executive vice president of people and communications in a newsletter sent out to employees.

The carrier will also use American's previous boarding system which is based on check-in time for employees. At US Airways, employees were boarded on a flight based on seniority.

Check out the details in the Arrivals newsletter here.

-Andrea Ahles


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No news here.... Just cut the number of passes from 24 to 16.....BFD

Sam Joeburges

So legacy AA retirees are losing their flight benefits??

"Employees who left legacy American Airlines before the merger
closed are not eligible"

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