Contractor errors led to loose jet seats

  • Article by: CHRISTINE NEGRONI , New York Times
  • Updated: November 23, 2012 - 9:19 PM

American Airlines seats came loose after outside maintenance.

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swmnguyNov. 24, 1210:37 AM

Once in a while you have to pay what it costs to do a thing the right way. I know that's heresy in today's business culture that says that high profits and ever-increasing executive compensation are the only objectives, and workers should take whatever is offered and be thankful to get anything at all. But in the end, there are times when you have to hire the right people to do the job properly, and you do have to pay them what they are really worth. We'll find that out as a nation, but we might not admit it until we've gotten rid of the people who can actually do things right.

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rickbmnNov. 24, 1211:58 AM

Sorry. I am not buying this. How does a large airline (heavily regulated by the FAA) hire contractors who don't know what they're doing to make repairs to airplanes? No one from the airline is responsible for checking/verifying the outside work? Even small, unregulated companies would test and verify the work performed by "outsiders." THis scares me, and I fly a lot. What if they worked on the engines or flaps or landing gear? I think a little more investigation is in order.

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chuckdancerNov. 24, 12 6:23 PM

I cann't believe thay thought they could save enough money for this work to make it worth the risk. I think that this means a couple of scam guys can put together a "company" to service their buddies' airplanes and turn a big fat profit for themselves.

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