American Airlines expected to ground ...

American Airlines expected to ground 900 flights Thursday

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 10, 2008, titled American Airlines expected to ground 900 flights Thursday. In it, Newsday reports that:

Delays caused by wiring problems that grounded more than 300 American Airlines planes and caused havoc for more than 100,000 passengers - including thousands at the metropolitan area's three major airports - ...

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HK Craig

Central District, Hong Kong

#1 Apr 10, 2008
was this a AD, as required by law, an E.O put out by the carrier (American) or a service bulletin put out by the manufacturer ?
Compliance Disposition

Port Washington, NY

#2 Apr 10, 2008
An AD issued in 2006, given 18 months to comply.
HK Craig

Central District, Hong Kong

#3 Apr 10, 2008
Compliance Disposition wrote:
An AD issued in 2006, given 18 months to comply.
So there is no legitimate reasons or this!
Bill K

Tempe, AZ

#4 Apr 10, 2008
It's just an excuse. They are pissed at the cost of fuel and not enough profit!
Huh

Farmingdale, NY

#5 Apr 10, 2008
Bill K wrote:
It's just an excuse. They are pissed at the cost of fuel and not enough profit!
So guy fly American. I hope you die in a vicious, scary plane crash and die. Heaven forbid they actually need to fix the planes. Your comment shows how low your IQ is, you dolt
LI Girl

Islip Terrace, NY

#7 Apr 10, 2008
Just wondering if the airlines cancelling flights are amongst those that outsource their plane repairs instead of doing them in the USA. If they do, there goes quality control. If repairs are done here, a bad reflection on our workers. Either way a bad situation for the safety of the flyer.

Since: Apr 08

Central District, Hong Kong

#8 Apr 10, 2008
Bill K wrote:
It's just an excuse. They are pissed at the cost of fuel and not enough profit!
relax, there takin care of this. Its somthing thet gotta do. Why now, i dont know. The MD80 is a good A/C. tomorrow is another day!
Not afraid to say it

Hicksville, NY

#9 Apr 10, 2008
The unions are strangling the airline industry. The upper echelon CEO's only care about the bottom line and the profits for their stockholders and to hell with safety for the general public and the little guy. All corporations operate like this.
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Apr 10, 2008
HK Craig wrote:
<quoted text>So there is no legitimate reasons or this!
AD requires compliance, as you said. Why they waited to the last minute is poor planning.
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Apr 10, 2008
Not afraid to say it wrote:
...to hell with safety for the general public and the little guy. All corporations operate like this.
Is that why they've basically ceased operations?
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Apr 10, 2008
HK Craig wrote:
<quoted text>relax, there takin care of this. Its somthing thet gotta do. Why now, i dont know. The MD80 is a good A/C. tomorrow is another day!
How's things in HK these days? I haven't been there in about 12 years (cripe!) but I used to spend a lot of off-time on business travel to Asia in TST at Ned Kelly's Last Stand and Mad Dogs back in the 90's...
Jac

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Apr 10, 2008
Why the hell is a 9 month pregnant woman flying anyway?
Jac

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Apr 10, 2008
Why is a woman who is 9 months pregnant flying anyway? Does she not care about her unborn child??
ty webb

Milford, CT

#17 Apr 10, 2008
Jac wrote:
Why is a woman who is 9 months pregnant flying anyway? Does she not care about her unborn child??
Since when is flying dangerous for an unborn child???

Many of the planes were fixed, but not to FAA standards and had to be taken out of service a second time. Seems the FAA is cracking down in lieu of the Southwest fiasco.
liner

Bronx, NY

#18 Apr 10, 2008
Why string people along on a daily string-along? Shut the place down for a few days or whatever and be done with it.

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