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Considering a Career with American Airlines? Here’s What You Should Know
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You have questions:

  • How does American pay its pilots?
    • Second-year pay starts one year after your original scheduled checkride, which could be up to six months after your hire date.
  • What benefits does APA offer to new hires?
  • Can I be assigned wide body flying immediately after indoctrination? If not, how long does it take?
  • What is meant by relative seniority?
  • How long does it take to upgrade at American, Delta, and United?

We have answers!

For more information, please send an email to Captain Gemma Meehan at Capt. Gemma Meehan or Captain Steve Pacheco at Capt. Steve Pacheco.

The 15,000 Pilots of American Airlines Represented by the Allied Pilots Association
Notice: With several U.S. pilot groups currently in contract negotiations, we will continue updating this page as appropriate.