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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

First-officer Compensation

• $50.50/hour (April 1, 2020) first year pay for first officers
• 75 hours/month guaranteed
• $18,000 signing bonus

Travel for Free

Travel for Free

Ready to explore the world? You, your immediate family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across the American Airlines global network.

Insurance and Retirement

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

Upgrade to Captain

Upgrade to Captain

• 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 $76.76/ hour; year two captain $79.41

Time Off

• 11 days off per month guaranteed minimum
• 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

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)