Sunday, September 30, 9:15 PM and the delays continue at DFW. Here’s the flight board:
Given the continuing instability it’s likely the rest of my flying this year will go to Delta unless/until AA gets this resolved. Unfortunately, AA’s labor doesn’t seem to see how poorly this reflects on them – and how much that ends up hurting them in the end.
I even witnessed a new tactic tonight – station management working the gate coming on board and ID’ing every passenger seated in First class, one by one, from the manifest/passenger list. Every person, every seat – after we’d already boarded using boarding passes that were scanned by the scanner as we proceeded down the ramp.
At DFW, the delays at our gate and the ate beside us were both attributed to “crews cleaning the aircraft.”
While actions like these continue, passengers lose.
Update: My 9:40 flight was finally officially delayed until 10:00 PM, and took off sometime after 10:10. This update sponsored by Gogo…