Loose seats on AA flight causes emergency landing

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  1. canucklehead
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    what AA should do is get rid of the MD80. I just took one yesterday and i swear it felt like riding in a school bus. Shaking/bouncing all the time
     
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    But just think next year you can ride in the school bus's new main cabin select!
     
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    They need to make a maintenance provider change:

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    One more thing; w/the flight I took, You could hear what sounded like the engine being turned on/off mid flight... + the fact it was shacking like hell I thought the engines failed or something.

    I'm gonna make it a point never to fly an MD80 again.
     
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    I was just about to post the same story. I am already ticketed to fly from DTW to BRW this month with my first two segments on American Airlines. With all the cancellations and mechanical problems that have occurred so far on American Airlines, I will call American Airlines back and try to move my reservations to November. I called two days earlier and American Airlines wanted $150.00 to change my award tickets to November even though they sent out emails earlier saying they were having scheduling problems for flights in October.

    When flying to Barrow, Alaska, if you arrive a day or two late, you might not have any lodging as your room can be given away. There are very few lodging accommodations in Alaska bush villages. Temperatures in October can get down to 30 below in Barrow.
     
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    I flew a couple last year with Allegiant, and that was enough to get me to swear off of them forever.
     
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    MD80 makes me like ZN/VX a whole lot more. At least their planes are modern 737/A320
     
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    Southworst's code is WN.
     
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    hahah sorry my mistake
     
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    This should probably be in a different thread since the plane in question here was a 757.

    I do have a positive on the MD80 though, it seems quieter up front to me. Also a much better seat than the 'brown recliner' still on some AA 757's.
     
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    I might feel more comfortable if he were the maintenance provider.
     
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    I changed several reservations today including the routing for one of them and they did not even try to charge me anything.
     
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    You realize the event the OP reports on happened on a 757, right?
     
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    loose seats??? Geez!!! I hope they didn't try to collect an additional fee for the extra legroom.....
     
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    MD80 is one of my favorite AA aircraft, a very quiet smooth ride just about every time I'm on it. I'm not sure I would say that your bumpy ride was because it was an MD80.
     
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    Maybe you were in the front =(
     
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    From that article and what was being reported on tv last night, the root of the problem may be use of a private contractor who were adjusting the 757 seats. Wonder how many planes actually had their bolts loose. In any event, I hope AA can resolve this quickly as it has been receiving some bad press coverage lately.


    'American Airlines issued a statement saying, “We are conducting an internal investigation to determine why the row of seats became loose…the FAA is aware of our internal review and that safety is our top priority."

    Sources told 7News they believe the jet in question is one of many 757's the airline is refurbishing and that a worker simply forgot to tighten the four bolts used to hold down the triple-seat row. The work was done by a subcontractor hired by the airline.'
     
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    Guess that subcontractor is now a non contractor ...
     
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    That outsourcing was perhaps not the best move to save costs...

    No matter who did it, AA really can't afford these stories at this time.
     

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