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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Hello everyone,
I don't want this to become a flame war, because I will put it out  Big grin.

Seriously speaking, American Airlines is a every day word now, in a bad way. Even though it's not their fault, the hijackers did chose to use American Airline's aircraft, and now with the crash today it seems as though American is now a airline NOT to fly to the non-informed public. People I listened to today at the local university said that they will never fly American Airlines for a long time, and Same with some adults I have talked with.

I can assume that a lot more people across the country are thinking the same way.

This all this is true, it will come down to loss of business which will in turn, make the company go out of business.

Would anyone like to comment in a grown up way, and please no flaming or anything. This is a serious post...

-Peace In-
174th

37 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Of course people will shy away. People naturally gravitate away from things they don't understand.

If people around you are saying they will avoid AA though, mention that they should also sell their autos and invest in a nice pair of walking shoes.

Honestly, this must be terribly hard on the people @ American, my heart really does go out to everyone there. No reason at all not to fly AA, in fact, if I was flying tommorow, I would be more inclined to fly AA just to show my support for them.

You must rememeber though, "What the American people don't know, is what makes them the American people" Don't know after all this, what it will take to make us a little more aware of things around us.

May the souls of those now departed rest in peace,
BlatantEcho



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Not just AA. Colleagues today said they won't fly anymore no matter what the airline or reason.
They'll probably come around when they go planning their summer vacation next year, but still.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

AA flew me safely home last week....the last segment into Hurricane Michelle....a Category 3/4 hurricane.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/14318/

I'd step onto an AA jet this afternoon.


User currently offlineIrishFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

I avoid them, However I have been avoiding them before today's crash & the Sept. 11th tragedies.

~IrishFlyer~


User currently offlineDragon Lady From Italy, joined Oct 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

I would rather fly AA than any other US airline right now. First of all the crashes weren't their fault and they seem to be concentrating more on their security and safety than any other US airline.

Alexandria


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

If I had a flight with them tomorrow I would definitely fly them, but to most travellers they now look to AA as an unsafe airline.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

One of the downsides of being a behemoth airline is that, statistically, you are more prone to suffering an accident somewhere in your fleet.
A classic example is Aeroflot, notorious for it's USSR accident record. Per flight, however, the record was not as bad. The problem is that thousands of airliners and helicopters carried the AEROFLOT name.
Take away the titles on the aircraft and merge all the airlines on the world and do a 'Pepsi challenge' with all accidents and the spread is vast. The same principle applies to the safety record of the U.S.A. versus the Cook Islands, apples and oranges!


User currently offlineChe From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

I have flown AA many times and have nothing but the best to say for them. Unfortunalty the general public will start to blame AA. Sept 11 was not AA's fault and really neither is this. Accident happen. This was the worst time for this to happen to AA and the airline industry. I feel sorry for the thoudsands of AA employees who work hard to make AA great safe airline to fly. Hopefully we can all to start to recover from this and sept 11

che


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Only thing i can tell you is that I've spoken with several neighbours who where planning to trave to miami.
They had tickets for American Airlines, but after the queens crash, they've changed'em for the Delta flight to Atlanta, and then they'll change planes to Miami. They where really scared about American's security in the last two months, and sweared not to trevel American anymore.

Now if these happens throughout the country, the it'll be a serious situation for American Airlines


User currently offlinePshifrin From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Remember in the early 90's people would avoid USAir because of all their crashes. Sadly, I knew someone who did just that and then died in the crash of an American Eagle ATR72 on 10/31/94.

User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I don't think it'll be a case of people blaming AA specifically for these accidents. I think people now feel most likely to end up in a disaster on an AA flight more than any other. It's using the same incorrect logic as the Roulette players who bet on black or red simply because one came up 8x in a row. It's still the same odds regardless...

We humans are strange in that way..


User currently offlineMac100 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

AA is a great airline, I will continue to fly with them

User currently offlineZionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Before 9/11 I took plenty of shots at AA as they had a near monopoly on my airport and the service was abysmal-

But now I only fly AA in hopes of getting the message through to my colleagues and the general public -- 9/11 wasn't AA's fault and air travel is still safer than I40 at rush hour.


User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

I'm flying AA to LHR next week and I'm not going to let this stop me now. I will feel aprehensive- I think it's only human to feel that way- I just hope that everyone with tickets on AA will recognize that it'll do no good to run away from AA because of these incidents.

/gwl


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Yea, as I said in my origional post..."American is now a airline NOT to fly to the non-informed public."
I would fly them tomorrow also, but they have had very bad luck within the past 3 months.

-Peace In-
174th



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

No way AA.

As shown by SIA, people don't flock away in a desperate fear. They do understand athat these tragedies to happen from time to time. SIA managed to keep it's passengers. I'm sure a large airline like AMR will as well.

RIP - AA578



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3993 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
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For as long as American Airlines exists, I'll always fly with them whenever I go to the United States, I've never had problems with them. I still think that air travel is the safest transportation there is, it's safer than driving.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

I still can't believe AA crashed again......
I myself would avoid every U.S airline if possible, however if no choice i would put AA as my last choice.
Of course i'd see what the investigations say.
But i've lost the faith for the time-being, though i've travelled on them twice...but for the time-being...too bad.

Best Regards


User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

I think the social climate in which the SQ crash occurred was quite different to what has happened in the US, and hence AA will probably take a bit of a hit.

Another very sad day for American aviation.

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

I will not fly any US airline until their security strenthens and they fire micky mouse security companies like ArgenBright based in Chicago. It look like Amtrak and Greyhound will be good enough.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

I agree..

It's a no-brainer... Federalize airport security NOW.

I Don't care about how current employees can be re-trained... I Don't care about the possibility of paying higher amounts to security workers to reduce turnover... I Don't care if it makes the unemployment lines just a little longer... and I certainly don't care if airlines chose to do it themselves.

It's not going to help... and if for some reason it did, I still wouldn't be convinced.

It's time we wake up and smell what the rest of the world has been doing for years and realize that it makes the most sense.


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Like what many have stated, AA is not to blame for 9/11. And what happened today was an accident. CNN said it right; Yes, lots of coverage occur when planes go down, b/c they hardly go down, but these things in the sky are machines. Things happen to machines, despite our best way of maintaining them.

Yes, people will fear to fly, just like people are affraid of spiders.

God Bless,
AIR757200


User currently offlineJgardner From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

VirginA340 and Milemaster:

I strongly agree. How is that a guy armed the hilt with a private arsenal including a stun gun can get past ORD security? Gross Incompetance.

Federalize. I don't mind paying the extra taxes if it is going to make air travel safer.


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

I know i will never fly american airlines. 3 crashes in the past three months. Terribble I will just stick with NWA


ARJ



Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure
25 Dazed767 : That's stupid not to fly them because of 3 crashes in 3 months (2 not their fault). I just flew them 2 weeks ago (one being on an A300, oddly enough w
26 Bacardi182 : I am flying with AA next wedsday, they will be the safest airline in the sky. They have had 3 crashes in the last 3 months, what are the chances of a
27 Super Em : An accident can happen at any time. One may say home is the safest place to be but look at how hundreds lost their lives. Auto accidents happen every
28 United777ORD : I read an article stating that the last major overhaul maintenance was done to this American A-300 back in December 1999?? Why so long?? or is this a
29 Lubcha132 : safety isn't my concern with aa- F/A's who are spawns from hell are. i stick to CO
30 Singapore 777 : I really pity AA and its staff now. I realize that 9/11 was not their fault and this might not also be their fault but then again, who knows? The publ
31 United777ORD : How often is major maintenance supposed to be performed on Commercial Airline aircraft in the US?? In my opinion it should be done every 3-6 months no
32 LV : Virgin A340 Amtrak? Havent you heard? Congress told Amtrak time is up, the have 60 days to come up with a liquidation plan. Considering everything tha
33 We're Nuts : American Airlines, bad luck regardless, is now the world's statistically least-safe airline. Although I would still not hesitate to fly them.
34 Helomech : The American people should not fear an airline just because a few of its aircraft have been lost. Things just go bad sometimes. Me personally, I would
35 Ganymed : I think I would hesitate; at least for the moment ;to take an AA-flight if I had to travel shortly. Now that said I´d prefer to wait until some light
36 TR : I´d fly American Airlines again any day! Thomas
37 VirginA340 : LV; amtrak from what I heard has another year or so to make a turn around. hopefully they'll get rid of the routes they don't need and go with profita
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