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The Fastest Path to American

Flying for Piedmont Airlines is the clear choice for career advancement and achievement. With a guaranteed job at American Airlines waiting, no regional airline gets pilots to a major airline faster. In about five years, Piedmont pilots make the jump to the world's largest airline, all while taking home the industry-leading pay rate for first officers.

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First-officer Compensation

• $50/hour first year pay for first officers
• 75 hours/month guaranteed
• $18,000 signing bonus
• $23,000 additional bonus for Direct Entry Captains

Travel for Free

• You enjoy American Airlines industry-best, no-cost travel within a few weeks of hire
• Immediate family members also fly free
• See the world with your parents, spouse, domestic partner or registered guest, children or stepchildren

Insurance and Retirement

• High quality health insurance is best in the industry.
• PPO covers doctor visits, hospitalization, prescriptions and vision
• Dental coverage includes no-cost preventative care
• Life and disability insurance provided at no cost to you
• 401(k) plan through Fidelity, with a company match

Captain Upgrade

• Upgrade in 12-15 months, sooner with Part 121 experience
• After 2,500 total hours and 1,000 Part 121 hours, bid for captain
• Year one captain $76; year three captain $79.71
• New LOA includes rates for large regional jets: $83.60 captain year one
• Now hiring a select number of Direct Entry Captains
• Email FlyPiedmont@aa.com for information

Time Off

• Guaranteed a minimum of 11 days off per month
• 42 hours paid sick leave per year
• 5 paid vacation days in your first year
• 10 paid vacation days in your second year

Additional Benefits

• Commuters receive two free hotel rooms per month
• Training at the American Airlines Training Center in CLT
• 100 percent trip cancellation and dead head pay
• Triple premium pay available for flying on scheduled days off
• Bid on crew base assignments based on vacancies and seniority
• Only hub bases: Philadelphia (PHL) or Charlotte (CLT)