AA Cancels all MD80 flights today!


#1

wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/b … ec2ce.html

airlinepilotforums.com/showt … hp?t=24842


#2

I had a 1:00 depature from Dfw on md-80 to Gso today it was a hour late leaving but it wasn’t canceled?


#3

You must have made it just in time.


#4

https://www.aa.com/content/amrcorp/pressReleases/2008_04/09_md80update.jhtml

http://www.aa.com/content/amrcorp/pressReleases/2008_04/10_md80update.jhtml

http://www.aa.com/content/amrcorp/pressReleases/2008_04/11_md80afternoon.jhtml

They worked pretty quickly to get everything back up and operational. I’m rather suprised. We were hardly affected.

I was told several times by passengers flying in that I should find a new job. “The media is all over the place and people are about to riot in Vegas”. People really do react oddly to things like this.


#5

You mean like the way the FAA reacted oddly when things like a Congressional panel said that the FAA was too close to the airlines. This whole thing was a grand example of political posturing by the FAA that caused major inconvenience for passengers over something that was not a major acute safety issue.


#6

Hear hear… :exclamation:


#7

Essentially the FAA is going overboard because they have egg on their face now.

“Well yes of course we ignored that but LOOK AT THIS GLARING SAFETY ISSUE OVER HERE. NO NEED TO LOOK AT ANYTHING ELSE”


#8

Something CAflier and others agree on. The only safety problem here is that the paperwork is unsafe.