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(Washington Times)   Spirit Airlines passengers delayed 12 hours because of voluntary engine inspections. Or as United Airlines calls a 12 hour delay - On time   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 8
    More: Fail, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Fort Worth International Airport, passengers delayed, broadcast delay, engine inspections, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Misty Pinson  
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2013-10-26 12:02:44 PM
 
2013-10-26 12:18:30 PM
The Spirit did not move them..


/my headline..
//was better
 
2013-10-26 12:28:27 PM
United sucks donkey balls.
 
2013-10-26 12:54:35 PM
Take your compensatory free bag of peanuts and shut the hell up.
 
2013-10-26 02:22:39 PM

jjorsett: Take your compensatory free bag of peanuts and shut the hell up.


This is Spirit we're talking about. A bag of peanuts will cost you $10, plus a $5 trash disposal fee when you need to get rid of the empty bag.
 
2013-10-26 07:49:58 PM
Why the fail? You rather that the engines weren't inspected?
 
2013-10-26 10:27:20 PM
I flew Spirit once thinking that for a short flight it would be okay. Never again. We were delayed to get the mechanics to check out a worn down tire, which they then decided to fly on until the pilot refused to fly unless they changed it because we were flying into Chicago in the middle of a blizzard. We ended up being delayed something like six hours and they loaded and unloaded the plane three times before we finally took off. Oh, and they tried lying to us and telling us that O'Hare had shut down until all of us called bullshiat because we all had the FAA website up on our phones, at which point they finally admitted that they just didn't want to change the tire and the pilot refused to fly unless they did.
 
2013-10-27 01:40:25 PM

rynthetyn: I flew Spirit once thinking that for a short flight it would be okay. Never again. We were delayed to get the mechanics to check out a worn down tire, which they then decided to fly on until the pilot refused to fly unless they changed it because we were flying into Chicago in the middle of a blizzard. We ended up being delayed something like six hours and they loaded and unloaded the plane three times before we finally took off. Oh, and they tried lying to us and telling us that O'Hare had shut down until all of us called bullshiat because we all had the FAA website up on our phones, at which point they finally admitted that they just didn't want to change the tire and the pilot refused to fly unless they did.


Did you thank the pilot for putting his foot down and refusing to fly an unsafe aircraft?

Actually, having worked in the industry, sometimes a tire can be within limits but a pilot will put up a stink about it because they are having a bad day/power trip.  Some pilots get it done, some are cowboys, some are aviators, some are the worst people you will ever meet.  And it's usually not the best policy to tell passengers that the plane is broken, it scares nervous flyers.  Most planes fly with broken parts, but are safe anyway, it is called an MEL (minimum equipment list) and allows planes to be launched despite having systems non-functional.

And before people get terrified, MELS are all FAA approved and certified for use.
 
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