An International Flight Attendant for a legacy US Carrier that loves his job. Often wishes he could have flown in the Golden Years with all the glam, but enjoys what he does.
Will blog about Drum & Bugle Corps' and Marching Bands too (especially in the summer and fall)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
AMR files for Bankruptcy Protection
1) Is it true that American has just filed for reorganization under Chapter 11?
Yes, American Airlines took a necessary and responsible step to secure
the future success of our company by filing for reorganization under
Chapter 11. This was a difficult decision, but it is the necessary and
right path for us to take – and take now. Our goal is to become an
efficient, financially stronger, and competitive airline. The Chapter
11 process lets us continue normal business operations while we
restructure our debt, costs and other obligations. New restructuring
websites have been launched on AA.Com to provide
information and answers to your questions about the restructuring
2) Do employees need to report to work/continue working scheduled trip?
Yes, American is conducting business as usual. You should report for
your scheduled trip or continue with your scheduled trip, just as you
3) Will I still receive my paycheck on time?
We anticipate there will be no changes in when and how you receive your
pay. During the restructuring process, American plans to provide your
wages, healthcare coverage, vacation and other benefits.
4) What should employee's tell customers if they ask about American’s Chapter 11 filing?
You should tell them the following:
Taking care of our customers remains our top priority. American is
operating business as usual and will continue to provide safe, secure
and reliable service. We intend to fly our regular schedule, honor
tickets and reservations, make exchanges and refunds as usual and fully
maintain our AAdvantage and other customer service programs. For more
information about the Chapter 11 filing, please visit our website at