chrisnh From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2 Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
Sunday's outbound JAL 7 is stuck in Boston because of an inoperative PA system. It is now parked next to a China Air Lines 744 cargo jet that is among a dozen or so JFK diversions...DL 744, LA 763, Jamaica 738, and many more.
Today's JAL 8 is an hour out (JA827J), so that will make two JAL 787s on the deck in Boston today for a short while.
chrisnh From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
I would imagine that at first, a broken PA doesn't sound worthy of grounding a plane over. But when you consider that it's the way a crew communicates with passengers, the PA rises to the top of the list of safety things a plane ought not leave without. Either that, or hope everyone knows sign language.