This is Cindy Horan, APFA National Ballot Chair, with the results of the jumpseat authority balloting which closed today at 10:00 am Central Time.
A total of 14,593 valid ballots were counted. 10,801 voted for First Come First Served, 3,347 voted for Seniority, and 442 voted for the hybrid option. Also, a total of three ballots were cast in which the voter did not make a selection.
Therefore, Jumpseats will be awarded on a First Come First Served (FCFS) basis once AA completes the programming. This programming is not expected to occur until after a Single Passenger Service System is in place, which is expected sometime in the fall of 2015.
For now, jumpseat boarding will remain status quo at each legacy airline.
National Ballot Chair