Sunday, January 2, 2011

American Airlines ........... Fail. (AMR)

a nice boeing 777-200
Not looking good over there... Seems like a bit of the budged cutting has cut into the quality of service and training as well ass their cut throat ticketing practices. ... 

(AFP) NEW YORK — Internet-based travel company Expedia said it has suspended the sale of American Airlines tickets from its website, calling American's new direct online marketing strategy "anti-consumer and anti-choice".
"As a result, the sale of American Airlines flights on our website has been suspended," Expedia said in a statement, adding however that it remained "open to doing business with American Airlines on terms that are satisfactory to Expedia".
This compounds the issue 

(AP) "Federal officials investigating an incident in which an American Airlines jet went off the end of a runway say the airline improperly downloaded information from the plane's flight recorder before turning it over to the government.
The National Transportation Safety Board called the download a violation of its standards, and barred American Airlines from further participation in the inquiry into Wednesday's incident at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport.
A Boeing 757 carrying 181 passengers and crew members landed on a runway and came to rest in hard-packed snow about 350 feet beyond the runway overrun area, the NTSB said. No one aboard Flight 2253 from Chicago was injured, and the plane was not damaged.