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|Subject: Bad week for AA||Date: 10/2/2012 7:04 PM|
|Author: fleg9bo||Number: 18947 of 22450|
In the past week rows of seats have come loose on three separate flights, two of which made emergency landings... The first sign of trouble showed up last Wednesday, when crews noticed loose seats on a plane that had flown from DFW to Vail, CO. The same plane had to make an emergency landing Monday when seats came loose shortly after takeoff on a New York-to-Miami flight, and a Boston-to-Miami flight Saturday diverted to New York after seats loosened in mid-flight, according to the airline.
Separately, an American flight on Tuesday from Chicago to London was diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland after a report of smoke in the cabin. An airline spokesman said it turned out to be a faulty cooling fan in an entertainment system, and the plane was expected to continue on to London Tuesday night.
The reports of smoky cabins and seats coming loose during flights raised questions about safety on the nation's third biggest airline. Aviation industry experts said publicity about the problem could make passengers stay away from American and fly on other airlines instead.
United is looking better all the time.
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