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American Airlines canceling dozens more flights as we learned more about -- seats that pop up loose during mid flight.
The airline pulling its Boeing 750 sevens out of service to -- necessary repairs were told it grounded fifty flights yesterday another 44 today.
But a spokesperson says everything should be back to normal by sometime tomorrow airline reports the problem is due to -- in terror and poor design of their seats.
And that spilled drinks can gunk up the tracks that hold the seats in place and cause them to come loops.
Trace Gallagher always Trace I'm innocent people say that soda can make you fat but I never knew that they could cause your -- to fall off.
-- -- there and even the experts on this -- Harris are kind of baffled because the airline already come out saying that it was a faulty clamp.
Is the reason those -- came loose in fact the clever about to show you they believe is now the fixed keeping those seats in place now the theory behind the soda and copy is as you said it kind of gets in the in the track -- god come up but what happens is the gunk gets so thick that actually pushes the pin out.
That holds the seat in place so we spoke to an aviation expert today on studio B who says he's not buying the whole.
Conclusion -- Is the maintenance issue that went bad on their fixing it just happens at the wrong time if you wanna call it that at the same time -- having labor problems so.
It really is a nasty cocktail for American Airlines to deal with -- I'd like to know who would American Airlines made that comment about Coca-Cola causing this is that person really.
Need to be on the top of the hit parade to find another job.
By the way America has 617.
Playing so 48 of them need to be repaired that's 8% of your fleet taken at a rotation which is why they've had so many cancellations.
In the past couple of days Harris.
How that's a lot of flights you know Trace there's a lot actually going on with American Airlines even once the planes are repaired americans' problems will likely continue.
-- because they're still arguing the pilots -- they haven't come to terms with them the pilots want contracts that are similar to what delta has United Airlines and Continental Airlines but American says.
It simply cannot afford that now the airline is also accusing the pilots of a work slowdown.
Resulting in two million passengers being late to their destinations over the past month.
And another 160000.
Having their flights canceled altogether and unlike say a rental car or -- hotel.
Experts say when it comes to the airlines passengers have very little.
-- course listen.
In -- case that the airlines that pretty much exempted themselves by contract to invite.
Court decisions and legislation from any accountability consumer.
You have by the way the pilots have already voted whether or not to strike that vote is being kept confidential matters.
Oh -- -- story Trace Gallagher thank you very much.
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