United747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1885 times:
Let me get something straight...If you were reading any statistics about AA safety with any slightest hint of 9/11 in them, you should check your resources. Otherwise, I do side with you on the fact that AA sucks, period. They have a very cold atmosphere to their crew, and, contrary to popular belief, I have had about the same on-time luck with AA than I have had with UA. How about that? Anyway, I hope you are successful in your goal of boycotting AA.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
American has had 0.53 fatal accidents per ONE MILLION flights, which is better than Continental, Aloha, Air Canada, TWA, USAirways, Aeromexico, Air France, Swissair, just to name a few. And United is only .03 better. Obviously, 9/11 has made American Airlines appear statistically worse than it really is in terms of its own safety practices. Even still, American got an "A" rating by Air Safety Online.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13548 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
The better question is, why do you HATE AA? Seriously? Are you just so myopic that you can't see beyond your own skewed statistics or bitter hatred of an airline that you can't be objective? What's your deal, Sally? C'mon, enlighten us.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1832 times:
this is a little off topic but are there any links to these stats? and Iam curious as to when the last Continental accident was, it seems like a while??? I know Southwest has never had one, right??? and neither has Quantas????
RoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1800 times:
if you want to diss an airline's safety record, diss Cubana (24 accidents out of 1 million flights...or 8 out of 0.33 million)...I feel completely safe boarding an AA flight and look foreward to my next one...
Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
There is no real way to say if an airline is safe or unsafe. For example, look at CO/CO Express. They have had five accidents since 1970, more accidents/million flights than any other major, yet only one of those(Brasilia flight) had all passengers die, 1 had half the pax die, one 1/3, one had 2 die, and one had one person die.
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
First of all, I don't like American because their operations are so much like UA, they seem to be copying everything UA does.
25 years ago United was the established number one carrier in the US, Eastern was number two, and American was down there about the same size as TWA and a couple of others.
Since that time, AA has built itself to the number one position by being the most innovative of all the major carriers in the world. It invented the frequent flier program, it invented modern yield management, and became the leader it is today, NOT BY copying everything UA does.