I am very curious how this played out. Knowng the internal workings of large airlines, it all seems so unlikely, yet ... it DID happen. Namely, in OKC, you have 41 passengers (among others) inconvenienced by a cancellation. Of course, AA would look at all options and DL being one of the options wou...Jump to post
ozark1 wrote:Just another social media frenzy over an incident where the specifics are unknown.
bgm wrote:Junction wrote:xmp125a wrote:The MCAS v1 is so crazily incompetent, murderous design
Murderous design? What's the motive?
Why does this continue to happen? How often are non-American carriers crippled by computer failures? I’ve lived in China for 5 years and I’ve never heard of a Chinese airline grinding to a halt due to a computer glitch. It happens all over the world. Here's some examples for BA, QF, KL, SA, QR etc....Jump to post
I find it appauling that the first impression international travelers get of the US nation's capitol is that horrible concourse. I connected through IAD on the way back to ORD form FRA a couple weeks ago, and having never been through there before was expecting some kind of horrible run down termin...Jump to post
Sorry to say, but that photograph tells me (as a non-professional aviation enthusiast) that the MAX engines are just too big for the old (737) design. No matter how you wiggle with the engine position or tinker with software.
Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find any...Jump to post
I have noticed that (Western) airliners have NOT updated their schedules. Why not? As it is now, every airline arrives constantly "late" in DEL (usually by 1-3 hours). This creates MAJOR havoc with connecting flights. And since this is now a well-known issue, EU 261 regulation applies whi...Jump to post
Was wondering what was up. This explains all they delays at MDW yesterday when the weather was fine.Jump to post
WN732 wrote:Exactly. My Rapid Rewards are ready to go!
[quote="evank516"]I'm having trouble understanding, what exactly did the B6 Employees do? [quote] Exactly. I feel like a paragraph must have been left out of the article or something. What happened? What are we suppose to have learned about Parkinson's? To just stay away from the people th...Jump to post
Acting like drunken fools, causing damage to hotels, driving drunk, loud and rowdy, but as long as the money comes in, that justifies bad behavior. How standards of right and wrong have been watered down. What type of adults will many turn out to be? Yup, drunken fools. In Myrtle beach, spring brea...Jump to post
It was a service dog that left the mess. I generally look at the seat/area before I sit. Why would anyone sit down into a soiled seat? And Delta should have halted boarding and cleaned that crap up before proceeding. No excuse. Hmm may I doubt that? Service dogs are so well trained that I find very...Jump to post
I think all this is overblown. I have had plenty of good experiences with aa crew and some underwhelming ones. They are just getting kicked now due to their financial performance. I agree. You could have started this thread with ANY airline name, and it would bring forth the exact same types of bas...Jump to post
Not sure what the mystery is about. The USA Today article attached by the topic author explains what happened very well. The key was the second text UA apparently sent out later.Jump to post
SFOtoORD wrote:I’m surprised there is no DEN announcement. Also there is no official United Press Release yet so that could include route reductions.
7673mech wrote:Did any of you read the article?
It apparently happened last week and the planes were cleared to fly after an overnight investigation.
Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large number of disparate systems, changes do not ...Jump to post
As usual, no one on here reads any of the attached articles for the thread (including the poster it seems). Based on the comments, I was under the impression these were photos of new United Airlines flight attendant uniforms. Nothing could be further from the truth it seems.Jump to post
I think the biggest reason the air travel experience seems worse now is because all the flights are usually completely full. The average load factor in the 1970s was less than 60%, meaning you normally did not have anybody in the seat right next to you. Other than that, most of the amenities offered...Jump to post
How can an organization legally be allowed to publicly slander a company in this way without needing to provide evidence? Don't you have freedom of speech in the US ? Isn't your president slandering people, companies, even nations, almost every day, without consequence for him ? Slander is tort, an...Jump to post
D L X wrote:izbtmnhd wrote:Doug Parker/AA response:
http://time.com/4996949/american-airlin ... arker-ceo/
It's a good response.
Some people on this thread should take notice.
Yahoo gave a couple of resons for the advisory, but cannot find the story in there at this time. Two of the examples that were given was the flyer and her friend that had 1st class tickets, she was moved to coach and the friend was allowed to stay. The second one was about a stroller; IIRC it was a...Jump to post
Good grief. Now we have a celebrity that has taken to shaming another passenger complete with picture on Twitter due to the airline's mistake. What a class act. I applaud Delta for publicly denouncing such an immature action regardless of who it was. She should have dealt with the problem like an ad...Jump to post
I just don't believe that everyone of a plane full of people intentionally and knowingly violated decency and disrespected the fallen. I wish that were true, but you should visit someplace like the Arizona Memorial in Hawaii sometime. The majority of people don't even understand what disrespect act...Jump to post
By the way, does anyone else find it odd that UAL only apologized after the tape became public? Bob At first this seems like a simple legitimate question, but now I'm trying to understand what exactly corporate PR at UA could have done different in this case. Would we expect UA to have made a publi...Jump to post
UALFAson wrote:Why would anyone fly between D.C. and NYC anymore?
Just another passenger trying to get her name in the news. Anyone else sick of these stories? I know I am. I honestly don't understand this mentality? If a person thinks they were wronged and the Airline didn't attempt to make it right, what else are they to do? I'm not saying this is the case here...Jump to post
Good heavens! What have I missed? Is there really a bunch of flight attendants and gate agents going around threatening people with arrest?Jump to post
Good grief. Airline tickets have been non-transferable for decades and decades. Do people really not know this? Even after all the post 9/11 hype? The bottom line is that the agent could have handled the situation better. You've got to show some compassion to the situation no matter what rules the c...Jump to post
Rumour is, the flight was overbooked, and they were trying to use a carrot and a stick to get him off. When that didn't work, they hit him with the stick...... I suspect United Airlines will try and bury this story in a burrow. But there is talk of an inquiry as it's thought it could be a conspirac...Jump to post
At this rate all the unpleasant seemingly little known airline policies that have actually been around for decades will be presented front and center by social media debate through the events of unfortunate escalation. So far we have been educated by the following in this method: 1. Non-revenue pass...Jump to post
Some of the commenters on here obviously didn't watch the video. First of all the news report refers to the guy as "passenger" so no problem repeating that here, but I'll refer to him as a downright thug since that is what he actually is. The thug simply stalked the pilot and then assaulte...Jump to post
This seems like a similar incident. Where was all the outrage in the past? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-dragged-off-delta-flight_us_585193fde4b0e411bfd4f928 Completely different. "Delta requested assistance with a passenger “who would not comply with boarding and baggage check pro...Jump to post
This seems like a similar incident. Where was all the outrage in the past?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wom ... 11bfd4f928
The strangest thing to me about the video is watching all those other passenger's reactions. It obviously escalated to a point where a cool head should have intervened with advise, and yes even volunteer to get off, rather than just sit there filming it with phones while the cops get brutal! We are ...Jump to post
So, to recap, there is a dress code if you want to take advantage of this special benefit. And when they could not be given a special dispensation for IGNORING THE STANDARDS... they get all upset about it.Jump to post
Such a request fits perfectly with the atmosphere of today. Why not take advantage of all the wackadoodle Middle East fearing rhetoric going on in Washington right now. The "big three" couldn't get any meaningful movement on the issue under attempts with rational law, so go ahead and make...Jump to post
Such a request fits perfectly with the atmosphere of today. Why not take advantage of all the wackadoodle Middle East fearing rhetoric going on in Washington right now. The "big three" couldn't get any meaningful movement on the issue under attempts with rational law, so go ahead and make ...Jump to post