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(Kens 5 San Antonio)   American Airlines says the cause of loose seats in their planes was because of all YOU careless slobs, certainly not a design flaw or anything like that. Sheez, you filthy animals, clean up your act   (kens5.com) divider line 96
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2012-10-05 02:31:08 PM

2words1finger: Perhaps it is a matter of all the Fattie McFattersens plopping their corpulent asses down in those seats day after day that is causing them to get knocked loose. I swear, the obesity in North America (yeah I'm looking at you too Canada) is sickening. Seriously folks, when you go out to eat do you REALLY need TWO farking chicken-fried pork chops AND a huge mound of mashed potatoes with gravy all over it, with a large glass of carbonated sugar water to wash it all down?

Oh but this is 'Murica (and Canada), and in these here parts we expect that if'n we go out to dinner & gotta pay $12 for shiatty food, well by golly you'd better put a BUNCH of that shiatty food on our plates.

/Places like Cotton Patch and Good Eats seem to be veritable temples of gluttony.
//and don't get me started on Golden Corral


shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.
 
2012-10-05 02:32:57 PM

KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.


Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.
 
2012-10-05 02:33:27 PM
You, ma'am, win every internets that you can fit into a horse stall on an airplane.
 
2012-10-05 02:35:26 PM

blatz514: You, ma'am, win every internets that you can fit into a horse stall on an airplane.


Not sure what I did there, but that was for cryinoutloud
 
2012-10-05 02:41:20 PM

Babwa Wawa: My money's on mechanic sabotage.

[i.imgur.com image 635x439]


Who would sabotage a mechanic?!?
 
2012-10-05 02:43:15 PM

Walker: Their answer is a bullsh*t cover your ass answer. The spokesman the other day who said it was American Airlines fault is probably in the unemployment line right now. How come this happened twice in one week on two different AA planes and is not happening on any other airline nor ever in recent history? Knock off the BS. You installed the seats wrong.


The answer is obvious... the other airlines CLEAN their planes between routes. AA doesn't.
 
2012-10-05 02:43:19 PM

Clash City Farker: The 40 year old seats are designed to hold 200 lb Americans, not 300 lb Americans.


Plus the airlines keep moving the seats closer and closer and closer together in an effort to extract more money from us.
 
2012-10-05 02:44:48 PM

ph0rk: BTW: Texas is not in the South.


Maybe you should consult another map.
 
2012-10-05 02:53:53 PM

Walker: You installed the seats wrong


ffs
 
2012-10-05 03:01:24 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Sombody please help me understand this.

Late Thursday, American said the loose seats causing delays and cancellations this week were not the result of human or mechanical failure, as the airline once suspected.

If it's not human failure and it's not mechanical failure, what kind of failure is it?


extraterrestrial..I want to believe!
 
2012-10-05 03:01:36 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I'm pretty sure American Airlines designs and manufactures planes.


I pretty that plane manufacturers will only sell to one single airline.
 
2012-10-05 03:06:25 PM

Lt_Ryan: I don't have a degree in mechanical engineering but in my experience when you spill sticky liquids on most things they would tend to jam up, and if anything not come unlocked.


While it's still wet it can act as a lube though. Still, a proper bracket should still retain hold if wet/oiled up.

Reading the article, it was that the bracket was both worn and wet. Mechanical failure - the wet just caused it to happen quicker. Airline should have replaced the worn bracket sooner.
 
2012-10-05 03:18:54 PM
::cough:: bulls hit ::cough::

Obviously this was related to the labor dispute (i.e. some maintenance guy loosening the bolts in retaliation).

If it was a simple as some spills, this would happen to other airlines, and practically every flight.

At least they aren't messing with flight-critical hardware. I've heard stories about squadron flight crews in the military getting fed up with their treatment by their COs retaliating in far worse ways. This could get very ugly.
 
2012-10-05 03:20:46 PM

Firethorn: Lt_Ryan: I don't have a degree in mechanical engineering but in my experience when you spill sticky liquids on most things they would tend to jam up, and if anything not come unlocked.

While it's still wet it can act as a lube though. Still, a proper bracket should still retain hold if wet/oiled up.

Reading the article, it was that the bracket was both worn and wet. Mechanical failure - the wet just caused it to happen quicker. Airline should have replaced the worn bracket sooner.


If a simple soda or coffee spill can ruin your mechanically engineered device, it shouldn't be used near soda or coffee. If it is, either you farked up on your design requirements, or the company that conscripted the design farked up on the design requirements. This is like saying that cars wreck because the designers didn't design them to go from 70mph to 0mph in one second by applying the brakes.
 
2012-10-05 03:27:19 PM

Firethorn: While it's still wet it can act as a lube though. Still, a proper bracket should still retain hold if wet/oiled up.


That's what your mom told me last night.

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2012-10-05 03:28:00 PM
It's an old 757, they don't do a check of wether the seats are secured during "A" checks (overnight maintenance). Corrosion from all the crap that gets spilled combined with flying fatties is a logical culprit.
AA has been flying the crap out of their aging aircraft. They still fly the old Douglas aircraft.
 
2012-10-05 03:29:14 PM

ph0rk: BTW: Texas is not in the South.


Really? So when did the poles shift?
 
2012-10-05 03:29:31 PM
And the answer is ...sippy cups!
All Passengers will now be served in sippy cups.
 
2012-10-05 03:35:12 PM

ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.


So what is the preferred term? North Mexico?

Based on some of the statues and Confederate monuments I've seen there it sure feels like the deep south.
 
2012-10-05 03:44:52 PM

smeegle: It's an old 757, they don't do a check of wether the seats are secured during "A" checks (overnight maintenance). Corrosion from all the crap that gets spilled combined with flying fatties is a logical culprit.
AA has been flying the crap out of their aging aircraft. They still fly the old Douglas aircraft.


There's nothing worse than getting onto an AA plane and seeing McDonnell-Douglas on the window shades along with other key equipment. I say an extra prayer that we'll take off on time and another two or three that we'll arrive alive.
 
2012-10-05 03:51:54 PM

ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.


At least up north we have an excuse for being fat: a layer of warming blubber for the cold winter months. What's your excuse south?
 
2012-10-05 03:58:48 PM

2words1finger: //and don't get me started on Golden Corral


Considering how little I cared about your pointless rant, and how you're the 15th person in the thread to mention obesity, I won't get you started on Golden Corral.
Although, I would like to hear your opinion on the deal with airline food. I don't believe anyone has explored that avenue yet.

/Skinny
 
2012-10-05 03:58:51 PM
Crap on an planes floor?

archive.garron.us

/i was already to shop that myself :(
 
2012-10-05 04:00:39 PM

Whiskey Dickens: 2words1finger: //and don't get me started on Golden Corral

Considering how little I cared about your pointless rant, and how you're the 15th person in the thread to mention obesity, I won't get you started on Golden Corral.
Although, I would like to hear your opinion on the deal with airline food. I don't believe anyone has explored that avenue yet.

/Skinny


covers.openlibrary.org
 
2012-10-05 04:00:52 PM

mjohnson71: There's nothing worse than getting onto an AA plane and seeing McDonnell-Douglas on the window shades along with other key equipment. I say an extra prayer that we'll take off on time and another two or three that we'll arrive alive.


I know me too, all it takes is a few hard landings and then some turbulence for the preverbal crap to hit the fan.
They filed bankruptcy, when they come out of it they will purchase new birds. That's what airlines do.
AA needs to mothball their gas guzzlers. They'll be able to show a much better predicted bottom line with lower fuel and maintenance costs.
 
2012-10-05 04:06:25 PM

rugby-n-beers: ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.

So what is the preferred term? North Mexico?

Based on some of the statues and Confederate monuments I've seen there it sure feels like the deep south.


Not that I'm defending Texas in any way here (because it is a truly wretched place and I got the hell out of there as soon as I could), but the state has never and will never be considered the "Deep South." It is the beginning of the Southwest, but by no means is it anything like Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisana, Tennessee, or the Carolinas, which actually ARE considered the Deep South.
 
2012-10-05 04:09:50 PM

Whiskey Dickens: 2words1finger: //and don't get me started on Golden Corral

Considering how little I cared about your pointless rant, and how you're the 15th person in the thread to mention obesity, I won't get you started on Golden Corral.
Although, I would like to hear your opinion on the deal with airline food. I don't believe anyone has explored that avenue yet.

/Skinny


Pointless? It is pointless to highlight the absurd portion sizes that North Americans eat and how that has a direct link to the obesity epidermic in the US and Canada? You sir, are part of the problem, with your apathy and snarky attitude.
 
2012-10-05 04:10:34 PM
i was going to fly out west. but no. I was going to take a train out west but no, I was gonna take a bus fark that. so now i am walking.... any farkers on the way from NE us to Iowa?
 
2012-10-05 04:12:20 PM
Could be spilled Cola on the fasteners which contains;
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2012-10-05 04:15:58 PM

ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.


also, texans are bad at reading maps.
 
2012-10-05 04:29:21 PM

KrispyKritter: 2words1finger: Perhaps it is a matter of all the Fattie McFattersens plopping their corpulent asses down in those seats day after day that is causing them to get knocked loose. I swear, the obesity in North America (yeah I'm looking at you too Canada) is sickening. Seriously folks, when you go out to eat do you REALLY need TWO farking chicken-fried pork chops AND a huge mound of mashed potatoes with gravy all over it, with a large glass of carbonated sugar water to wash it all down?

Oh but this is 'Murica (and Canada), and in these here parts we expect that if'n we go out to dinner & gotta pay $12 for shiatty food, well by golly you'd better put a BUNCH of that shiatty food on our plates.

/Places like Cotton Patch and Good Eats seem to be veritable temples of gluttony.
//and don't get me started on Golden Corral

shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.


A few examples of lardass Northerners:

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From the DISH "Hopper" commercials. Accents indicate residence in Massachusetts or thereabout.

www.minnpost.com
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whom sources believe actually ate former Governors Corzine and Codey.

s2.reutersmedia.net
Random picture from NYC (but maybe they're just tourists, right?).

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From a story about how 20% of Pennsylvania youth are obese.

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If you don't know who this famous Rhode Islander is, just kill yourself now. 

...now, are you through begin a smartass or shall I continue?
 
2012-10-05 04:32:04 PM

Hrist: If a simple soda or coffee spill can ruin your mechanically engineered device, it shouldn't be used near soda or coffee.


Note what I said - the bracket was likely engineered fine. The airline failed to replace it when it was worn past tolerances. An air filter needs to be replaced regularly. Belts need to be inspected & replaced. Run an engine long enough and the seals start wearing out. Seats need to be re-upholstered.

In this case you have brackets that need to be inspected & replaced if necessary.
 
2012-10-05 04:32:12 PM

smeegle: mjohnson71: There's nothing worse than getting onto an AA plane and seeing McDonnell-Douglas on the window shades along with other key equipment. I say an extra prayer that we'll take off on time and another two or three that we'll arrive alive.

I know me too, all it takes is a few hard landings and then some turbulence for the preverbal crap to hit the fan.
They filed bankruptcy, when they come out of it they will purchase new birds. That's what airlines do.
AA needs to mothball their gas guzzlers. They'll be able to show a much better predicted bottom line with lower fuel and maintenance costs.


AA has been promising for over a decade "We're modernizing our fleet! It's gonna be great: in a few years we'll have tons of new planes. You'll love it!" Yet all I ride with them is stuff that's 15+ years old.
 
2012-10-05 04:36:08 PM

2words1finger: rugby-n-beers: ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.

So what is the preferred term? North Mexico?

Based on some of the statues and Confederate monuments I've seen there it sure feels like the deep south.

Not that I'm defending Texas in any way here (because it is a truly wretched place and I got the hell out of there as soon as I could), but the state has never and will never be considered the "Deep South." It is the beginning of the Southwest, but by no means is it anything like Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisana, Tennessee, or the Carolinas, which actually ARE considered the Deep South.


Abandoning huge tracts of land north of the Missouri Compromise line in order to maintain slavery, as well as having over 250,000 slaves at their peak (out of a total population of less than 600,000 at the time) sound pretty "southern" to me. Have you ever visited some of the old plantations along the TX Gulf Coast? They are just like the ones in LA, MS, AL, etc and were often built by people who relocated from further east on the Gulf Coast.
 
2012-10-05 04:43:34 PM

superfudge73: ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.

At least up north we have an excuse for being fat: a layer of warming blubber for the cold winter months. What's your excuse south?


Tex Mex. Delicious, scrumptious, dripping with chili and cheese Tex Mex.

/fark I'm hungry now - Taco Cabana it is for dinner tonight!
 
2012-10-05 04:56:06 PM

rugby-n-beers: 2words1finger: rugby-n-beers: ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.

So what is the preferred term? North Mexico?

Based on some of the statues and Confederate monuments I've seen there it sure feels like the deep south.

Not that I'm defending Texas in any way here (because it is a truly wretched place and I got the hell out of there as soon as I could), but the state has never and will never be considered the "Deep South." It is the beginning of the Southwest, but by no means is it anything like Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisana, Tennessee, or the Carolinas, which actually ARE considered the Deep South.

Abandoning huge tracts of land north of the Missouri Compromise line in order to maintain slavery, as well as having over 250,000 slaves at their peak (out of a total population of less than 600,000 at the time) sound pretty "southern" to me. Have you ever visited some of the old plantations along the TX Gulf Coast? They are just like the ones in LA, MS, AL, etc and were often built by people who relocated from further east on the Gulf Coast.


The Gulf Coast doesn't count... hell, even Texans don't consider the Gulf Coast to be truly representative of the vast majority of the state. Oh and there is a difference of meaning between "southern" and "Deep South." Seriously, just admit that that you're wrong now & save yourself further embarrassment.
 
2012-10-05 05:42:27 PM
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2012-10-05 06:59:57 PM
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2012-10-05 07:16:47 PM

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People in "steerage" are nasty


hahahahha
 
2012-10-05 07:20:41 PM

smeegle: mjohnson71: There's nothing worse than getting onto an AA plane and seeing McDonnell-Douglas on the window shades along with other key equipment. I say an extra prayer that we'll take off on time and another two or three that we'll arrive alive.

I know me too, all it takes is a few hard landings and then some turbulence for the preverbal crap to hit the fan.
They filed bankruptcy, when they come out of it they will purchase new birds. That's what airlines do.
AA needs to mothball their gas guzzlers. They'll be able to show a much better predicted bottom line with lower fuel and maintenance costs.



Just like flying Delta in 2000 on my way to San Juan and climbing into a L-1011 I dig the Orange Seats but shouldn't that thing have been replaced.
 
2012-10-05 09:22:11 PM
American doesn't have to worry about me anymore...ever.
 
2012-10-05 09:41:50 PM

dcigary: I'm pretty sure that a bracket that malfunctions when sticky liquids are spilled on it can be classified under the "Design Flaw" category....


That's what SHE said....
 
2012-10-05 09:44:13 PM

uncleacid: Surely, they can't be serious.


Don't call me Shirley!
 
2012-10-05 09:56:53 PM

ph0rk: KrispyKritter: shot in the dark: those are restaurants are where you live. or i should type y'all. south of the mason-dixon line. where being a Fattie McFattersen with a house full of Honey Boo Boo's has long been the common way of life.

Right, because there are no fat people elsewhere in the United States.


BTW: Texas is not in the South.


Looks at map...

Whatchootalkinboutwillis? It's just north of mexico which borders to the south, so how is texas not in the south?
 
2012-10-05 11:02:06 PM

dopekitty74: Whatchootalkinboutwillis? It's just north of mexico which borders to the south, so how is texas not in the south?


You missed the part where they moved the goalposts to somewhere around Birmingham.
 
2012-10-06 12:23:43 PM
And, if management continues unchecked, planes will fall from the sky.

The plane business has attracted the worst corporate raiders known to man, after Investment Bankers.
 
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