US Pilot to AA Pilots – Out of My Cockpit

A Charlotte based US Airways pilot refused to let three American pilots sit in the jumpseat of his aircraft.  From The Street:

In a letter sent to members Thursday night, leaders of US Airways’ Charlotte domicile informed members of the incident. They added that the pilot in question twice hung up the phone when contacted by union leaders. “This captain’s immature actions have put our jumpseat privileges with American Airlines in jeopardy,” they wrote. Later, they referred to him as a “rogue pilot. “We knew going into this merger that there would be disagreements regarding seniority,” the letter continued. “There is a process to handle this and it will work out in the end. There are three places that we should never let politics interfere: safety, training and the jumpseat.”

The letter concluded on a conciliatory note: “If you see an American pilot please take the time to introduce yourself and apologize on behalf of the US Airways pilots for this senseless selfish display of power and let them know they are welcome on our flight decks.”

Full story here.

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