AA Oversells AA76, Strands 27 8th Graders at LAX

 
Old Apr 11, 13, 10:55 am
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The answer to your question is upthread, and included courtesy accommodation at DFW and onward travel the next day.

Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
251 posts and I wasn't going through all of them

I do take this flight often and have two middle school age kids so I'm interested if there was any resolution to what happened to the kids?

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Old Apr 11, 13, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by turkeyRIOO View Post
Where has personal responsibility gone in this day and age? A law for everything? We pay the principal a sizable amount for his judgement. By the time Obama got done done with a law mandating a student teacher ratio, we would have something ridiculous like 4 seats on a 737-800 blocked by plastic tables.
The 4 seats blocked are to reduce the number of flight attendants required for the flight. Apparently AA feels the cost of having a flight attendant exceeds the revenue that would be gained from selling the seats. I am sure someone at AA did the math on this. I don't see that as ridiculous
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Old Apr 11, 13, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
I don't see that as ridiculous
The ridiculous part is that 3 FAs for 150 passengers is considered safe and normal, but 3 FAs for 151 passengers is unsafe and triggers a hefty fine/penalties. Arbitrary government rules may be preferable to an unregulated market, but being the lesser of two evils isn't the same as being good.
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Old Apr 11, 13, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by turkeyRIOO View Post
Where has personal responsibility gone in this day and age? A law for everything? We pay the principal a sizable amount for his judgement. By the time Obama got done done with a law mandating a student teacher ratio, we would have something ridiculous like 4 seats on a 737-800 blocked by plastic tables.
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