The AA pilot union is APA not ALPA. Interestingly they offer no such support in the US to pilots who need it. I'm sure their "brothers" at American Eagle who have been waiting literally years for their number to come up at AA and are now facing a very uncertain future are thrilled with their show of solidatary.
I too am proud to be a BA Pilot after todays march, despite the fact that work prevented me from being there.
As a now ex-moderator, my last moderation act was to remove some pathetic posts the nature of which, and the lack of control of such on this forum, have led me to leave the role behind.
I do not apologise for this, my first, only, ever and last partisan move made using the moderators control panel because I am sick of the back-biting and un-professional attitudes I see so often on here. Time for me to go.
Something has to change, both on this site, and in the profession. I tried to be part of that, but the fight is too much for one simple man.
A heartfelt thank you to my American Airlines colleagues from a pilot proud to be part of such a profession.
Thanks to all the AA pilots, especially those who travelled to LHR and the others who took a weekend off to show support at some major US airports. My hat off as well to the numerous unions and associations worldwide who are supporting us in the background. BA has little clue to the help we are getting.
LHRSIB, at best, does not have a grasp of reality concerning American Airlines and American Eagle. They are two separate companies with two separate labor contracts and two completely separate labor unions. AA management decides on who gets hired/flows-thru at AA, not the APA. The so-called "flow-thru" from AE to AA is governed by contract. Further, AA has had up to 3000 of its own pilots on furlough for the last 6 years, and, of course, no hiring, hence no pilots from AE. At present there are still almost 2000 APA pilots still on furlough.
With that bit of slander debunked, American Airlines pilots fully supports BA pilots in protecting the profession.
I congratulate the cross pond union cooperation, as a former Eastern pilot (pre-89). Didn't a certain British gentleman with fuzzy beard have his plane posted with No way AA/BA a while back. Guess AA/BA is coming back in a different manner.
Thanks for all the support on Saturday. Thanks for all the pledges to the strike fund too. Quite looking forward to when this thing finally kicks-off. BA can run but they can't hide (behind their lawyers).