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Commendations Gerard Arpey  
User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

I want to commend Gerard Arpey, CEO of AA, for standing before the world yesterday and taking the blame for what has happened there this week.

I haven't agreed with everything Mr. Arpey has said and done, but it takes guts to take the blame for the 3,000+ cancellations for MD-80 inspections, and I respect him for it. He's a class act.


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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I'd like to see someone blame the FAA as well

User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1488 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 1):
I'd like to see someone blame the FAA as well

Kudos to that statement..the FAA is a HUGE joke!!!!! Its cloudy in NY...I am sure there are flight delays. I especially got a kick out of an article in the NY daily news today about a women who they interviewed and she expressed frustrations about her 3 hour delay to Miami out of LGA. Needless to say, it was completely not applicable as AA doesn't fly MD80s to MIA out of LGA, and secondly her delay was because it was exceptionally sunny yesterday... Joking of course. It was because of weather related delay where the plane was coming from. Of course this article was all about the MD80...leave it the media to mix different issues.


User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

And yes Arpey did a good job yesterday. He is a pretty decent person stuck in a wildly casted dramatic affair at AA these days.

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11686 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Arpey is a smart guy. And he's a nice guy. I've met him numerous times - he's a genuinely good man. As leader of AMR, he's done some things I think were very smart and some that were very stupid.

But in this case, yes, I do think he has done a fairly good job of clearly taking responsibility for these groundings - even though the people really to blame appear to be the bureaucratic Keystone Kops at the FAA. AA's mechanics are certainly not to blame, and frankly, neither is Arpey, but it is commendable that he took responsibility.

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 1):
I'd like to see someone blame the FAA as well

Give it time.

I have confidence that, if, indeed, this ends up being what it looks like to me - a blatant case of a government agency abusing power and shifting blame to cover their own a** - it will eventually come to light for the world to see.

The media that has been all-too-quick to blame airlines (these MD80 groundings, the dead woman on the PAP-JFK flight, etc.) will have to cover the story of government abuse then.

If there's one thing the moron media likes more than reporting on the failings of the private sector, it's reporting on the failings of the public sector.


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