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(CBS News)   American Airlines has so many loose seats turning up that it's starting to resemble a Catholic boy's school   (cbsnews.com) divider line 80
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2012-10-02 08:29:37 PM
Just give everyone a stick. Let them sit where they want.
 
2012-10-02 08:48:37 PM
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Guess you shouldn't have ignored our writeups on this issue, should you American?
 
2012-10-02 09:01:43 PM
Great. Just booked a flight on AA because it was the cheapest. I wish I read all this shiat about their union troubles first. Can't change the flight unless there's a business-related reason and none of this counts. Plus AA is one of our clients. Fark.
 
2012-10-02 09:06:38 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Great. Just booked a flight on AA because it was the cheapest. I wish I read all this shiat about their union troubles first. Can't change the flight unless there's a business-related reason and none of this counts. Plus AA is one of our clients. Fark.


butchrenfroe.com

/somebody had to
 
2012-10-02 09:07:35 PM
Not sure if this if a Chocolate War or molesting priest headline.

Either way, bravo
 
2012-10-02 09:19:33 PM
The problem planes were worked on by several crews in different cities. After seats came loose the first time, a crew in Vail tightened them and the plane made a return flight to Dallas. It flew to Boston later that day, where the seats were tightened again, according to American.

Get new, differently designed hardware for all your seats that use this system.... I am pretty sure that airline seats should not have to be re-tightened that often, or really ever...
 
2012-10-02 09:20:22 PM
Could it be terrorists unscrewing the seats in a coordinated fashion to disrupt flights?
 
2012-10-02 09:21:54 PM
"Sabotoge" by the pilots (or affiliates) themselves?

That's a little more than just scary.
 
2012-10-02 09:28:57 PM

smitty04: [cdn.abclocal.go.com image 600x338]
Please return your seat to an upright position.


That pic reminds my of the old Ford Torino my dad used to have. It had a power bench seat and he'd tilt it all the way back and hit the gas, trying to make me slide up the seat. What seatbelt? It was a different time, you see.
 
2012-10-02 09:30:14 PM
I really hate to see what's going on with AA right now. I used to fly them exclusively because they were the only ones that still did all of their maintenance in house and in the US. They have a great FF program. They didn't run right to bankruptcy court like every other major airline after 9//11 so they could void the contracts they had.
Now it looks like not only are they going to go down that same road, but they may merge with US Air,who still has seperate pilot gropus seven years after the merger with America West. Will three pilot unions be even better?

/End Rant
//Yayu Beer
 
2012-10-02 09:42:33 PM
Just one boy goes to the school, subby?

/Placement of the apostrophe matters
 
2012-10-02 10:24:54 PM
And if they look really hard, I bet they'll find a couple of priests poking around at all the nuts......
 
2012-10-02 10:25:44 PM

xdedd: This is a wonderful story to read just as my mother is getting on an American Airlines plane...in Dallas-Fort Worth.



Did she book coach or couch???
 
2012-10-02 10:43:43 PM

happyleper: Just one boy goes to the school, subby?

/Placement of the apostrophe matters


C'mere a minute so I can punch you in the cock.

/Not subby.
 
2012-10-02 11:32:34 PM
Ouch. There, AND there.
 
2012-10-02 11:39:23 PM
I hadn't flown in about 4 years until this year, when I had 6 segments for business. 3 of 'em, my seat belt buckle was installed backwards (so flippy part faced toward my lap). Seriously ...

1 reversed belt incident on Alaska, and the FA fixed it herself
2 on Delta ... "shrug"
 
2012-10-02 11:40:45 PM
And who in the hell still flies MD80s besides American?
 
2012-10-02 11:51:11 PM

fredbox: And who in the hell still flies MD80s besides American?

Some of their MD-83s are newer than some of the 737s or A320s other airlines haul you around in, believe it or not.

/loves the MD-80, 90, and 717

 
2012-10-02 11:55:52 PM

buzzcut73: fredbox: And who in the hell still flies MD80s besides American?

Some of their MD-83s are newer than some of the 737s or A320s other airlines haul you around in, believe it or not.

/loves the MD-80, 90, and 717


Sure, plenty of 737-400s out there. I'm not much of an MD80 fan though.

/queue scarebus meme
//loved the 737-200 into Kodiak back when ...
 
2012-10-03 12:19:25 AM

fredbox: buzzcut73: fredbox:

Sure, plenty of 737-400s out there. I'm not much of an MD80 fan though.

/queue scarebus meme
//loved the 737-200 into Kodiak back when ...


I tend to get a bit testy about MD-80 variants, mainly because they are very good frames, still supported by Boeing, with parts available everywhere for cheap. The only reason a bunch of them have been parked is because they aren't as fuel efficient as some other models.

Douglass and later Mc Donnell Douglass produced some well engineered aircraft that could fly for decades. Nobody seems to do as good of a job at that anymore.
 
2012-10-03 12:44:06 AM

fredbox: I hadn't flown in about 4 years until this year, when I had 6 segments for business. 3 of 'em, my seat belt buckle was installed backwards (so flippy part faced toward my lap). Seriously ...

1 reversed belt incident on Alaska, and the FA fixed it herself
2 on Delta ... "shrug"


You can blame that on other passengers, the belt can fold over on itself and end up the wrong way.
 
2012-10-03 12:46:25 AM
Mechanic's unions are the ones standing between safety and the bottom line. You should thank them.
 
2012-10-03 12:47:50 AM

vudukungfu: FormlessOne: Dear American Airlines,

"Faulty" is not the same as "improperly installed." Use of the word, "faulty", implies that blame falls on the manufacturer of the clamp - that, somehow, the clamp itself is at fault or defective in some way. Instead, your technicians improperly installed otherwise hale and useful clamps. I say "your technicians" because when you state "that the issue "does not seem to be tied to any one maintenance facility or one workgroup," well, that's business-speak for "we have no one but ourselves to blame, and we don't want to do that, so blame distributed is blame diffused" and it's pretty clear that it's AA's fault this happened.

In the future, please do your God-damned jobs.

Thanks,
Your customers

AAnnnnnnnnnnd the Wright Brothers do casket laps.


That's a lot of quotation marks.
 
2012-10-03 12:59:29 AM
"You picked a fine time to leave me loose seat ... "
 
2012-10-03 01:15:40 AM

buzzcut73: fredbox: buzzcut73: fredbox:

Sure, plenty of 737-400s out there. I'm not much of an MD80 fan though.

/queue scarebus meme
//loved the 737-200 into Kodiak back when ...

I tend to get a bit testy about MD-80 variants, mainly because they are very good frames, still supported by Boeing, with parts available everywhere for cheap. The only reason a bunch of them have been parked is because they aren't as fuel efficient as some other models.

Douglass and later Mc Donnell Douglass produced some well engineered aircraft that could fly for decades. Nobody seems to do as good of a job at that anymore.


I liked DC-10s. Never got to try an MD-11 on account of never flying a cargo airline. The C-17 looks like it would be quite a lot of fun. I just never got over my opinion of the MD-80 having a wee bit too little airfoil and a wee bit too much possibility of a deep stall for my taste.
 
2012-10-03 01:24:21 AM

SlothB77: Could it be terrorists unscrewing the seats in a coordinated fashion to disrupt flights?


Being American Airlines, I can see where "terrorists" have had to be downgraded to "irritants", sure.
 
2012-10-03 02:17:05 AM

Nick Nostril: But to be honest, sitting on the floor would be more comfortable than most coach seats nowadays. Maybe they should just chuck any loose seats out the ass-end doors when they find them.


It would be SO cool if everyone entering a completely empty passenger cabin were given a bean-bag chair and told to just "plop it down anywhere, enjoy your flight."

Bean-bag chairs can be comfy. And briefly serve as a flotation device.
 
2012-10-03 02:40:53 AM
If the headline is a joke about prolapse, it's really poor taste.
 
2012-10-03 04:03:43 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler:
It would be SO cool if everyone entering a completely empty passenger cabin were given a bean-bag chair and told to just "plop it down anywhere, enjoy your flight."

Bean-bag chairs can be comfy. And briefly serve as a flotation device.


I take it first class is the hot tub?
 
2012-10-03 04:51:09 AM
She added that the issue "does not seem to be tied to any one maintenance facility or one workgroup."

AKA None of our maintenance people know how to install the damm things. That's comforting.
 
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