1+ months

Analyst/Senior Analyst, Strategic Planning and Analysis

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 46842 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • This job is part of the Strategic Planning & Analysis organization, part of the Revenue Division.
  • The Strategic Planning & Analysis group contributes to the airline’s long-term profitability by supporting Alliances, Loyalty, Network Planning, Revenue Management, Sales, and others through rigorous planning and forecasting of critical assets and resulting capacity and revenue; action-oriented analytics; and effective coordination and execution of cross-functional initiatives and partnerships. This group includes Commercial Analysis, Revenue Analysis, Commercial Planning, Fleet & Infrastructure Analysis, and Network Innovation.

  • This job posting is for the Network Innovation and Fleet Analysis teams
    Analysts will use outstanding analytical, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills within a results-oriented approach to work on a wide variety of high-impact network projects that analyze complex business issues with a high degree of breadth and depth.

    Fleet Analysis:
    The Fleet Analysis team works collaboratively across the Commercial, Finance and Operations organizations to determine the optimal aircraft fleet the network needs and ensure their seating configuration (LOPAs) are highly efficient and profit-maximizing. Analysts will help answer questions that seek to determine how many airplanes the company needs, what types of airplanes we should fly, and determine optimal cabin layouts.

    Network Innovation:
    Network Innovation is the “R&D” team supporting Network Planning and Commercial teams. Its primary goal is to generate, evaluate, and operationalize ideas to improve our network competitiveness and strengthen the long-term profitability of our enterprise. Analysts will operate at the intersection of commercial strategy and operational performance, combining network scheduling, strategic thinking, and analytical capabilities to produce a 5-Year Network Plan for the airline. This 5-Year Network Plan aims to determine the strategic direction of the company and helps answer questions such as what hubs we should grow, how do we best deploy airplane assets, and seeks to identify how we create a more profitable network.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate teams across the business to form hypotheses, lead research and analysis, and develop solutions and recommendations that influence the strategic direction of the airline
  • Use outstanding analytical, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills within a results-oriented approach to work on a wide variety of high-impact network projects that analyze complex business issues with a high degree of breadth and depth
  • Apply rigorous data analysis (Excel, Tableau, and internal databases), scheduling tools, profitability forecasts, and other analytical methods to identify initiatives to improve profitability and integrate initiatives into schedules
  • Assist in production of the 5-year Network Plan that drives the company toward executing on common long-term commercial and operational strategy goals while working collaboratively with key internal stakeholders across the commercial, operational and financial teams
  • Build and maintain flight profitability models that combine passenger revenue spill models and forecast airplane operating expenses to determine airplane deployment profitability when evaluating new LOPAs (cabins), new airplane types, and new airplane deployments
  • Develop scheduling projects that impact airline operations – including optimized hub bank structures and airplane fleet deployments
  • Produce short and long-term network scheduling scenarios using Air Vision Schedule Manager while serving as a network and scheduling SME for rest of the Strategic Planning and Analysis group – supporting analysis of airplane LOPA development and deployment, alliance partner integration, competitor analysis and infrastructure/gating projects
  • Apply analytical modeling and data optimizing methods using advanced MS Excel to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision-making, policy formulation, growth evaluation and financial analyses
  • Perform validation of models to ensure adequacy, define data requirements, and gather and validate information, applying judgement and statistical tests
  • Develop performance measurements and analytical tools to improve profitability and planning / forecasting processes
  • Develop periodic reports on a wide range of strategic and tactical analyses / projects outlining key business drivers and explain variances against budget
  • Analyze data derived from various areas, such as booking activity, fleet analyses, market trends, ROI analyses, performance and budget analyses, profitability statistics, previous campaign results, site statistics, marketing efforts, revenue management, and pricing trends in order to devise strategies to increase revenue and profitability
  • Interact with other groups including Corporate Real Estate, Finance, Network Planning, Revenue Management, Sales, Marketing, various operational groups, Joint Business partners and Regional affiliates

All you'll need for success

  • Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience/training
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in airline Network Planning/Scheduling, Revenue Management, Travel/Transportation Commercial Strategy or similar analytical field, or master’s degree in a related field
  • Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
    • Knowledge of Air Vision Schedule Manager
    • Rigorous data analysis experience with tools such as Excel, Tableau, SAS, SQL or other data analysis tools
  • Skills, Licenses & Certifications
    • Eager to solve complex problems and puzzles in a constrained and dynamic environment
    • Ability to leverage understanding of the airline business and commercial goals to draw insights, drive results, and create innovative solutions
    • Adaptive to new ideas and business processes in an ever-changing marketplace
    • Ability to perform in cross-functional groups with minimal supervision to drive outcomes which benefit the entire airline
    • Skilled at sharing knowledge to develop the expertise of the team as a whole
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.


Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 46842 


Posted: 2021-08-25 Expires: 2021-10-02
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