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Well, thatís a new one: Scheduled FAs Leave JFK to Hotel

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Old Jan 12, 18, 8:29 pm
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Well, thatís a new one: Scheduled FAs Leave JFK to Hotel

Just when I thought Iíve heard it all after about 3 million BIS Miles. Our incoming flight at JFK is delayed a bit. Okay, no big deal. Then the FAs incoming flight is delayed aa little but itís on the ground a few gates away. But time goes by and no FAs. Then they tell us the FAs were confused and left for their hotel. So then we wait more. The flight is JFK-SAN so this isnít a little mistake. They finally get there and we end up leaving almost 3 hours late. Arenít there computers or something telling them what their next flight is?
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Old Jan 12, 18, 9:34 pm
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It's up to the scheduling department to notify crews of a change.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:13 pm
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Just landed in PHX from JFK. We stole your crew! They were supposed to fly JFK-SAN but got switched over last minute!
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Old Jan 12, 18, 11:12 pm
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Just landed in PHX from JFK. We stole your crew! They were supposed to fly JFK-SAN but got switched over last minute!
Ah, ha. They apparently did that after the other crew had left. They put FAs on so we could board but said they might switch them again but the pilot took off before they could switch. Itís not like they donít have advance notice
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Old Jan 13, 18, 2:37 am
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Just landed in PHX from JFK. We stole your crew! They were supposed to fly JFK-SAN but got switched over last minute!
And we landed in PHX too. And I went from paid first to coach on my flight from PHX to SAN tomorrow. Iím pretty jazzed on AA right now.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 9:14 am
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Had an odd experience this morning at DCA - my flight was delayed due to a missing crew member, GAs kept saying "they're on the way," then finally "she's left the hotel, will be here in half an hour." Pax around me were grumbling about how she probably overslept, deserved to be fired, etc, but I overheard the crew talking about it being some sort of central scheduling/communication snafu. If so, I felt kind of bad that the GAs implicitly put the blame on the FA.

In any case, maybe there are more widespread scheduling glitches.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 9:19 am
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So Iím on my flight from PHX to SAN. Went from 5B to 16A. Loviní it.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 10:01 am
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Just landed in PHX from JFK. We stole your crew! They were supposed to fly JFK-SAN but got switched over last minute!
GadgetFreak, I would be looking for compensation from Fraser if I were you.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 11:12 am
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GadgetFreak, I would be looking for compensation from Fraser if I were you.
Great suggestion!
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