As we previously communicated to you, the Preliminary Arbitration begins next week in Washington DC. Although attendance is open to all pilots, the arbitration hearing is being held in a space-limited law office conference room. Additionally, the law office is located within a secured office building, and the security guards will only permit registered visitors into the building. This necessarily means that we cannot guarantee that all who submit an RSVP will be permitted to attend due to space constraints, and the law firm has asked us to require RSVP of those wishing to attend. Therefore, each pilot planning to attend MUST RSVP as follows:
3Date(s) you are planning to attend
Once we receive your RSVP, we will forward it to the law firm so that they can place your name on the visitor list.
NO PILOT WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE LAW OFFICE BUILDING UNLESS THEY HAVE A CONFIRMED RSVP AND ARE PLACED ON THE VISITOR LIST.
We will send further attendance details to those with confirmed RSVPs.
A more convenient alternative to attending the hearings in person will be to review each day's hearing transcripts. The hearing transcripts from each day will be posted on our website the day after each hearing day. As a reminder our website address is:
As a reminder, the Preliminary Arbitration will consist of up to five hearing days, the first three of which are scheduled for December 15-17, 2014, approximately 9am5pm each day.
The America West Merger Committee
David Braid Mark Burman Johan de Vicq
Eric Ferguson Jeff O'Connell Russ Payne
Jim Van Sickle Mitch Vasin Roger Velez