CAPTAIN: “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.”
FLIGHT FROM DALLAS DELAYED NEARLY TWO HOURS. AIRLINE COULDN’T FIND THE CARDS.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
UPDATE: See end of article for the latest.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — American Airlines is in the midst of a massive delay for a flight scheduled between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Fort Lauderdale. The problem: the wrong emergency cards are in the seat back pockets.
Proving why passengers are literally ‘losing it’ on flights nationwide, American is inflicting its own wound. DFW, where the Airbus A321 is currently sitting as of 4:47 p.m. ET, is now nearly two hours late. Maintenance crews at its home base can’t find enough cards for all of the seats.
The crew thought the problem was solved when the maintenance worker, seen above, delivered several cards for distribution. But it turned out he pulled the wrong cards, and now can’t find the correct cards.
Why it’s an issue now is unclear. The plane flew from Seattle to DFW with no problem. Flying with the wrong cards is likely a serious FAA violation, but it seems American has been doing it for quite some time. The captain, in an announcement to the more than 170 passengers hoping to fly to Fort Lauderdale, said the plane was recently renovated, but the old cards were left on the plane.
Added the captain: ”I don’t know what to say. Once we get the cards, I’m going to fly the plane like I stole it.”
American Airlines Flight 2399 remains at DFW now more than an hour post departure time. Luckily for American, BocaNewsNow.com is on board and will be sharing this AAmazing AAct Of AAstonishing AAbsurdity.
UPDATE: 5:39 p.m: American Airlines flight 2399 is now in the air, departing roughly two hours late. It is expected to land in Fort Lauderdale roughly 1:40 late. The cards were ultimately found in an airport storage facility. Passengers were told to “pretend you’re in school” and pass the old cards to the aisle before new cards were distributed.
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