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Q: Free parking for American Airline employess at the airport ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Free parking for American Airline employess at the airport
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: roadtrip2005-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 22 Jul 2005 08:33 PDT
Expires: 21 Aug 2005 08:33 PDT
Question ID: 546614
Do employees of American Airlines who work at the airports have to pay
for parking or do they get free parking at the airport.  I am
interested in the nationwide status of parking for American Airline
Subject: Re: Free parking for American Airline employess at the airport
Answered By: journalist-ga on 22 Jul 2005 09:43 PDT
Greetings Roadtrip2005,

I just spoke with Darrin (or Darin, I did not ask for correct
spelling) from the American Airlines Human Resources department, and
he said that American Airlines flight employees do *not* receive
reimbursement for parking fees although they *do* receive parking
discounts by presenting their AA badges to airport parking attendants.

Darrin stated that for *business* travelers (AA employees traveling
for company business purposes), there is reimbursement of travel
expenses as with any company's business travel, but regular airline
employees must pay for parking.

For local workers, such as Ticket Agents, Darrin explained that they
must also pay for parking but that it is usually discounted.

PHONE STRATEGY:  I first phoned AA Nexos at 817-967-1804, and was
given another phone number.  I then phoned 817.963.1234 and ran
through the menus until I reached the Employee Questions option.  When
connecte, I was asked for my AA ID# and explained that I was not an
employee, that I just had a question about reimbursement of
travel/parking expenses for AA employees.  I explained that I might be
interested in becaoming a flight attendant for AA, and I wondered if
AA employes had to pay parking expenses, and if they were reimbursed. 
Darrin them gave me the info I posted above.

Thank you for asking this interesting question!

Best regards,


"American Airlines"  "Human Resources"

Request for Answer Clarification by roadtrip2005-ga on 25 Jul 2005 05:16 PDT
Thanks for the answer and you have been paid.  I still need more info
and I am not familiar enought with how to use google answers
efficiently yet.

I have been working with the HR department and they are not clear on
what happens all the time, that is why they hired me to find out what
really happens.

Can you find out what they do at these 12 airport locations LAX, LGA,

I do not know how to contact the ticket agents at the check in line or
the ramp rats that work luggage etc.

Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 26 Jul 2005 12:52 PDT
Usually, when a question is answered as posted, the customer will
choose to post additional questions separately.  In the case of these
airports you mention, I'm not sure how I could approach finding the
employees of which you speak without access to AA human resources
documents.  Since you are working directly with American Airlines
Human Resources on this matter, perhaps you could request the employee
files of people working at those airports.  Unfortunately, you
wouldn't be able to share their names or contact information in a
Google Answers question because that would violate the privacy TOS.

I wish I could offer a simpler solution, but your internal access to
American Airlines HR department trumps any public access to employee
documents that I would have.  However, you might consider posting new
questions, perhaps four total containing queries for three airports
apiece.  That way more Researchers could assist you at one time, if
they are privy to the employees' records to which I have no access.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Free parking for American Airline employess at the airport
From: aviatrix-ga on 07 Sep 2005 13:42 PDT
"Do employees of American Airlines who work at the airports have to
pay for parking or do they get free parking at the airport. "

I don't know where "Darrin" came to that conclusion, but the employees
are provided parking passes by the company be it in an airport
employee lot or their own private lot. At LAX, AA has their own
special parking lot and permits are provided by AA for all employees.
If the permit is lost a large fee is assesed for a replacemnt.

Flight crews are a bit different as they may not be parking in an AA
city if they chose to commute by air to their domicile rather than
live there. In that case crews are reimbursed about $50/mo for their
parking fees, regardless of the actual cost, for parking in any public
or airport lot.

My AA parking pass for their private lot was provided to me free of
charge as I am based at LAX.
Subject: Re: Free parking for American Airline employess at the airport
From: myoarin-ga on 07 Sep 2005 17:33 PDT
From that, it seems very unlikely that AA has hired anyone to find out
what really  happens.

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