Based on the number of canceled flights, the size of the planes and American’s typical occupancy or “load factor” for September, it’s likely that about 14,000 passengers were inconvenienced.
The American Airlines seat scare has expanded to a third flight. Some have suspected sabotage, but on Tuesday surfaced a new theory on what’s causing the loose seats.
Thousands of passengers were grounded after the carrier pulled its entire fleet of Boeing 757s out of service for maintenance.
“Unscheduled maintenance” is a phrase that can strike fear into airline passengers. United Airlines was forced to fix its entire fleet of 757 jets on Tuesday night.