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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 13
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2012-10-02 06:51:59 PM  
3 votes:
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
2012-10-02 06:18:04 PM  
3 votes:
This is what happens when you have billions in the bank yet declare bankruptcy anyways to screw you workers. During the screw job you layoff thousands of mechanics and have your planes start being maintained in China.

Is anyone surprised at all that the planes, and operation, are falling apart? Nothing to do with unions or employees, it all has to do with the fact that management is making millions by squeezing every last drop out of the company at the company, employee, and customer's expense.
2012-10-02 08:00:03 PM  
2 votes:

95629: This is what happens when you have billions in the bank yet declare bankruptcy anyways to screw you workers. During the screw job you layoff thousands of mechanics and have your planes start being maintained in China.

Is anyone surprised at all that the planes, and operation, are falling apart? Nothing to do with unions or employees, it all has to do with the fact that management is making millions by squeezing every last drop out of the company at the company, employee, and customer's expense.


/Isn't that the American way now? Screw the American worker out a decent living wage, offer no benefits, and keep raising the price on items until nobody can afford to buy them anymore, or are forced to buy from an outside country. Same old story.
2012-10-02 06:22:57 PM  
2 votes:
Management sure is doing a good job of villifying its employees in the media though. I can't believe fellow hard working americans look at a situation like this and say "screw you" to the employees... pilots and mechanics... because American Airlines can't function. You're siding with the selfish managers who are destroying this country from the inside out. What happened to sticking up for your fellow man?
2012-10-02 06:19:07 PM  
2 votes:
Unions? TSA?

You farkers know that Delta and other US airlines outsource the major C and D checks to China? Been happening for a while.
2012-10-03 02:17:05 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-02 09:19:33 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:20:50 PM  
1 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: "The clamps were used on only 47 of our 102 Boeing 757 airplanes."

Whew, that's a relief. Seats may come loose on just 46% of AA's 757s. That's less than half!


Anything up to 47% can be completely ignored.
2012-10-02 07:09:33 PM  
1 votes:
Last time I saw something like this happen it was because of stupid supervisors.
Faulty procedure was published and sent out. Mechanics knew it was bullchit, but supers were Lit and Soc majors that could not grasp the dealeo.
So,,,

/no offence Lit and Soc majors, point is wrong warm body hired cheaply by criminally cheapo management
//you mean supervisors need to know the work? nnaaa, any warm body will do
2012-10-02 06:14:17 PM  
1 votes:
A wordless done-in-one. Well done.
2012-10-02 06:09:16 PM  
1 votes:

LargeCanine: Do not be alarmed. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the unions.


Or the TSA.
2012-10-02 06:01:27 PM  
1 votes:
Do not be alarmed. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the unions.
2012-10-02 05:45:50 PM  
1 votes:
Do they charge you extra if you're sitting in a coach seat and it slides into first class?
 
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