Wednesday, April 02, 2008

First It Was Aloha Air..

Then it was Southwest

Now it's American Airlines.

CHICAGO — United Airlines temporarily grounded 11 percent of its fleet and cancelled 31 flights Wednesday while it tested dozens of Boeing 777s to make sure components of a cargo fire suppression system were operating effectively.

The inspections are the latest to affect the U.S. airline industry and its passengers, roiled by a series of similar moves in recent weeks as carriers review their maintenance records in an atmosphere of increased regulatory scrutiny.

The Chicago-based airline said testing would be done on 52 777s over a period of 36 hours.

... and Hubby wonders why I refuse to get on one of those death traps.


UPDATE: OK, now it's Southwest -again-, with cracks in the fuselage!


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