174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
I don't want this to become a flame war, because I will put it out .
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...
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1873 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1373 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,
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2376 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1248 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!
Che From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 537 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1227 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
Jj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1219 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
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1011 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1195 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...
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1099 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.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1079 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.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3334 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
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.
"Aimer jusqu'a l'impossible, c'est possible". Tina Arena.
9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1018 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.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1011 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 963 times:
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.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 8 Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 955 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.