American Airlines Recognizes Long-Time Employees for a Combined 10,000 Years of Service

By Jesse Sokolow on 24 August 2016
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At an event on Tuesday in Dallas, Texas, American Airlines honored employees who had achieved a 45-year milestone with the company. The group of over 200 included pilots who had hit a 35-year milestone given their mandatory retirement age.

All combined, the employees’ tenure with American totaled almost 10,000 years.

The honored started their careers at various airlines that eventually merged to form today’s American Airlines, including Air Cal, Allegheny, American, Lake Central, Eastern, Mohawk, Ozark, Piedmont, PSA, TWA, and USAir. Over 100 of the long-time employees attended the festivities, which included dinner and dancing.

“We feel great about American’s future because of the work that you have done over the years,” said the company’s CEO, Doug Parker, at the event.

Employees were moved by the event.

“I thought I’d work as a flight attendant for five years, and here I am 40 years beyond what I originally thought,” said Claudia Frye, a flight attendant based in Washington, D.C.

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