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Difficult Situation On AA Flight  
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4456 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5056 times:

I was browsing through youtube and came upon this. Tough situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfRFAVUYtyg&feature=related

American Airlines Flight 723 from miami to maracaibo, venezuela.
DATE: 06/24/2011.
AA change Us to another plane 1 hour after, then 1 hour after, the flight dont have a crew, two hours with people inside in the plane, but They didnot have a crew available. We were Two hours inside the plane waiting for the new crew who came from anoter flight. Liars, the people were crazy. American Airlines most give a better service. The people goes insane and crazy. American airlines tells that he problem was the bad weather in Miami, liars.


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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3814 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

They boarded a flight without a crew? That doesn't begin to make sense.

User currently offlinedavid21487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 1):
They boarded a flight without a crew? That doesn't begin to make sense.

There were obviously flight attendants onboard with the passengers. They were apparently just awaiting replacements.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

Quoting david21487 (Reply 2):
There were obviously flight attendants onboard with the passengers. They were apparently just awaiting replacements.

I think the person we heard making the announcement was the gate agent.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7151 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

They probably needed new pilots. Doubt an aircraft can be boarded without any flight attendants. Anyone these things happen as I heard in the only 5 seconds I watched of the video. Big deal.
I think the person who posted that video could have used his time on the plane to practice his English grammar. That comment was not easy to understand. If weather delayed crews then weather was a cause of the problem. These type of things happen every day to every large airline all over the world.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinedavid21487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 3):
I think the person we heard making the announcement was the gate agent.

Perhaps, but I used the word "obvious" because if there are passengers onboard the aircraft, there are flight attendants onboard the aircraft as well. That's an FAA regulation. As I said before, according to the video, they were simply waiting for replacement flight attendants.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

Quoting david21487 (Reply 5):
Perhaps, but I used the word "obvious" because if there are passengers onboard the aircraft, there are flight attendants onboard the aircraft as well. That's an FAA regulation. As I said before, according to the video, they were simply waiting for replacement flight attendants.

I don't disagree.

Quoting flymia (Reply 4):
Anyone these things happen as I heard in the only 5 seconds I watched of the video. Big deal.

Well....

Quoting flymia (Reply 4):
If weather delayed crews then weather was a cause of the problem. These type of things happen every day to every large airline all over the world.

As often happens with AA's 757s, apparently their original plane broke down and was taken out of service, so on top of the weather delay, there was also the mechanical delay. Both of which are understandable, but keeping the passengers on the plane at the gate for 2 hours - not acceptable. I've had this happen countless times - either sitting at the gate or worse, somewhere out on the airfield in the "penalty box" area.

Anyway, the crew / gate agent have my sympathy as it not only was a difficult and stressful situation for the passengers, but also for the crew as well.


User currently offlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Who was making the announcements if there was no crew aboard?

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