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    Wow what is going on with what used to be my favorite airlines American?

    I was just watching the news and they mentioned that a whole row of seats came loose on a flight from Boston to Miami. They had to land the plane in NY. It wasn't an isolated incident either because it happened on 2 or 3 other American Airline planes.

    While at the Aruba airport on the way home I ran into a couple I met on an American flight to Aruba last year. I think we took one of the last direct flights to Aruba. They mentioned on this trip they flew American to Miami to go to Aruba but there were delays because of the pilots on strike so they switched to Jet blue to go home.

    Since American stopped flying directly to Aruba, I started flying Jet Blue. I Flew Jet Blue this year to Cancun, Aruba and in November I will be flying them again to Seattle.

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    we were committed and loyal AA customers when we lived in MA. (that is when there were non stop flights from boston and flights via SJ or JFK or MIA to AUA were on the schedule)

    Oh how we miss the AA of year's past

    Now we are in Tampa Bay, Fl and our choices no longer are non stops and we have flown a couple of times on Air Tran out of Orlando to AUA non stop and 3 or 4 times AA Tpa to Mia to AUA.

    AA has fallen into tough times.......i hope things get better soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ace2063 View Post
    Wow what is going on with what used to be my favorite airlines American?

    I was just watching the news and they mentioned that a whole row of seats came loose on a flight from Boston to Miami. They had to land the plane in NY. It wasn't an isolated incident either because it happened on 2 or 3 other American Airline planes.

    While at the Aruba airport on the way home I ran into a couple I met on an American flight to Aruba last year. I think we took one of the last direct flights to Aruba. They mentioned on this trip they flew American to Miami to go to Aruba but there were delays because of the pilots on strike so they switched to Jet blue to go home.

    Since American stopped flying directly to Aruba, I started flying Jet Blue. I Flew Jet Blue this year to Cancun, Aruba and in November I will be flying them again to Seattle.

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    I hope AA gets their act together soon.
    What a shame that they are screwing up peoples vacations..

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    Thought I read somewhere that USAirways is trying to merger with AA and if they do they will keep AA name instead of USAir, but first AA is trying to come out of bankrupcy...if they are having these kind of problems though,,,,,,I wonder if they can survive on their own ???
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    We flew AA to Aruba and back this summer with no problems. Not too worried about a few loose seats, as long as they are still in the plane! lol. The things we will do to get to Aruba!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    I hope AA gets their act together soon.
    What a shame that they are screwing up peoples vacations..
    I'm more concerned for the people losing their jobs due to the mass firings and layoffs or the people being forced to relocate (on their own dime) due to the downsizing at American than people being inconvenienced for a day or two. As bad as having your vacation "screwed up" there are somewhat bigger stakes involved for a few thousand people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danadog56 View Post
    Thought I read somewhere that USAirways is trying to merger with AA and if they do they will keep AA name instead of USAir, but first AA is trying to come out of bankrupcy...if they are having these kind of problems though,,,,,,I wonder if they can survive on their own ???
    The CEO of US Airways wants to put the two together to create an airline the size of Delta or United. The CEO of AA wants to reduce the size of the airline and outsource more of the flying to regional airlines in smaller airplanes. If they do not merge, US and AA will both be at a disadvantage compared to United and Delta, but should be able to survive until the next major crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    I'm more concerned for the people losing their jobs due to the mass firings and layoffs or the people being forced to relocate (on their own dime) due to the downsizing at American than people being inconvenienced for a day or two. As bad as having your vacation "screwed up" there are somewhat bigger stakes involved for a few thousand people.
    Double edged sword, huh Chadd?
    I feel for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    The CEO of US Airways wants to put the two together to create an airline the size of Delta or United. The CEO of AA wants to reduce the size of the airline and outsource more of the flying to regional airlines in smaller airplanes. If they do not merge, US and AA will both be at a disadvantage compared to United and Delta, but should be able to survive until the next major crisis.
    thanks for the update chadd....i know usair with the help of america west was finally able to stay in the black...some of the cost was at our expense although I don't really care about not getting a bag of pretzels with my drink. the loss of many flights out of Pittsburgh hurt worse....I also realize the county had a lot to do with that....

    anyway.....seems it would bein the best interest of both airlines to come to some agreement to make it profitable for both and maybe save a few jobs in the process !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    I'm more concerned for the people losing their jobs due to the mass firings and layoffs or the people being forced to relocate (on their own dime) due to the downsizing at American than people being inconvenienced for a day or two. As bad as having your vacation "screwed up" there are somewhat bigger stakes involved for a few thousand people.
    I am totally against "job actions" that have an impact on innocent people, especially families with young kids. You don't like your job? Quit. Don't reduce yourself into being a terrorist. When you do, you have no sympathy from me, only disdain.
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