American Airlines Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

American Airlines Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated May 15, 2016

296 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

American Airlines offers paid holidays and time off to eligible employees.

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Available to US-based employees (Change location)

Employee Comments

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  • Apr 09, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Customer Service in Durham, North Carolina

    Advice: Track your own. They will take vacation from you alleging you owe the company money for sick time from 2 years ago, or if, for example, you were out for a few weeks, somehow you lost half a week of vacation because you didn’t accrue it (even though you don’t accrue that much vacation in 2 weeks to lose that much either). You are also disciplined for using sick time, and then when you retire, they pay your hours out at just above a minimum wage rate.

  • Apr 06, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current American Airlines Flight Attendant in Dallas, Texas

    Accrued vacation days depending on years of service

  • Feb 08, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Worth, Texas

    Worst thing is they haven't shifted to PTO so days available to travel are fewer.

  • Feb 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

    Ordinary for a F100 company. Behind the times to join the trend toward combining vacation and sick time entitilements

  • Dec 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Generous compared to a lot of places

  • Nov 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fort Worth, Texas

    You have 2- 5 weeks with options to trade days.

  • Nov 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Payroll Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Again, for non-union, the Company allows you to use your vacation before accruing

  • Oct 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Sales Representative in Dallas, Texas

    Very flexible you could pick up extra hours then take off to travel anytime

  • Oct 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    you have the option to buy back your vacation time which is nice if you don't vacation and would rather take the extra money.

  • Oct 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    With the merger, we've gotten vacation and vacation pay taken away from us. Not a good subject!

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