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AA Chief Apologizes
Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/13/04 | Chris Medrano

Posted on 02/13/2004 11:49:48 AM PST by ccg79

From American Airlines


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aa; americanairlines; apology; chiefrunningairlines; christian; excerpt; excerptedarticles; mooseandcheese; pilot; sortofvanity; spiritualjourney; welcometofr
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1 posted on 02/13/2004 11:49:49 AM PST by ccg79
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To: ccg79
OK he's forgiven.
2 posted on 02/13/2004 11:51:19 AM PST by socal_parrot (Hug a Mod today!)
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To: ccg79
For what?
3 posted on 02/13/2004 11:51:33 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Air line food
4 posted on 02/13/2004 11:51:56 AM PST by FlatLandBeer
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To: ccg79
Well, he SHOULD. I mean, after all, he . . . oh, hell, what did he do?
5 posted on 02/13/2004 11:52:10 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: ccg79
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/newthishour/stories/021304dnbizpilot.92818.html
6 posted on 02/13/2004 11:52:31 AM PST by ccg79 (For Pilot remarks)
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To: ccg79
Cancelling my flight home from DC?

Showing Adam Sandler movies on international flights?

(Welcome to FR! A few more threads like this and you'll get a scholarship to Troll School)
7 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:44 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: socal_parrot
For pilot remarks about non-christians and christians on flight.
8 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:53 AM PST by ccg79 (For Pilot remarks)
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To: ccg79
Awsome job of exerpting. Awsome.
9 posted on 02/13/2004 11:54:23 AM PST by Blue Screen of Death (,/i)
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To: ccg79
From the SF Chron...

(02-13) 11:06 PST FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) --

The chief executive of American Airlines apologized after the pilot of a recent cross-country flight got on the intercom and asked all Christians aboard to raise their hands.

The pilot, whose name has not been released by the airline, has been grounded while the Feb. 7 incident is investigated, Gerard Arpey said.

The pilot of the Los Angeles-to-New York flight asked all Christians aboard to discuss their faith with their fellow passengers.

"Let me assure you that we take this very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation," Arpey wrote to Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, a group that monitors anti-Semitism.

The airline "promotes an environment of respect for the diversity of all persons, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation."

Foxman had complained about the incident.

10 posted on 02/13/2004 11:54:59 AM PST by socal_parrot (Hug a Mod today!)
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To: socal_parrot
i'm new here. cut me some slack.
11 posted on 02/13/2004 11:55:15 AM PST by ccg79
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To: ccg79
ccg79 - since 2004-02-13
12 posted on 02/13/2004 11:55:51 AM PST by PAR35
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To: ccg79
Understood.

Highly recommend just lurking and learning at first . . because freerepublic is a no-slack zone.
13 posted on 02/13/2004 11:56:21 AM PST by libravoter (Live from the People's Republic of Cambridge)
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To: ccg79
Consider slack cut for you...


Welcome to FR.
14 posted on 02/13/2004 11:57:05 AM PST by socal_parrot (Hug a Mod today!)
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To: libravoter
thanks for the warning. i'm glad i'm not running for president.
15 posted on 02/13/2004 11:57:13 AM PST by ccg79
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To: Blue Screen of Death
Awsome job of exerpting. Awsome.

Literally laughing out loud.

16 posted on 02/13/2004 11:57:34 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: ccg79
Who is the Anti-Aircraft chief, anyway?

17 posted on 02/13/2004 11:58:12 AM PST by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: ccg79
Welcome to Free Republic.
18 posted on 02/13/2004 11:58:24 AM PST by newgeezer (If I seem overly-cynical, blame the Clintons.)
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To: ccg79

19 posted on 02/13/2004 11:59:06 AM PST by Huck (OK. I'm over it.)
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To: Blue Screen of Death
Awesome job of spelling. Awesome.
20 posted on 02/13/2004 12:00:21 PM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: libravoter
Ya beat me to it by this much.

(...Kids these days...!)

21 posted on 02/13/2004 12:00:23 PM PST by newgeezer (If I seem overly-cynical, blame the Clintons.)
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To: socal_parrot
The airline "promotes an environment of respect for the diversity of all persons, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation."

I can personally vouch for That! /sar

22 posted on 02/13/2004 12:01:30 PM PST by Indie (There really were "the good old days.")
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Apologizing for this?

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

23 posted on 02/13/2004 12:02:06 PM PST by mhking
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To: ccg79
What really irritates me about flying these days is those infernal carry-ons that people insist upon toting on-board with them. What is it with that? Why can't they just check their luggage like normal folk?

I don't do the carry-on routine at all. At most, I might take my laptop bag. But usually, I'm content to come aboard with just a good book to read and a bag of peanuts (to supplement the 7 1/2 peanuts that come in an airline peanut package).

And what is it with the people who insist upon standing up in the aisle as soon as the plane gets to the gate? What's the big hurry? You know it's going to take a few minutes for the gate people to secure the gate to the airplane and get the door open. Yet these people insist on standing up in the aisles, looking like the dorks that they are. Why can't they just calmly remain seated (as I do) and read their damn books? What I do, is I purposely stay seated until everybody is off the plane. Then I calmly get up and stride confidently to the baggage carousel, by which time all the people who were in such a rush to get off that plane are STILL WAITING for their luggage, huffing and puffing and all stressed out over nothing at all.

Oh yeah, and I have a message for all the mothers who insist upon taking their young ones on the plane with them. Your children are NOT cute. Instead, they are an annoyance to me and you really should keep them seated and quiet for the duration of the flight.

Thank you and good day.

24 posted on 02/13/2004 12:04:25 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I got my 401(k) statement - Up 28.02% in 2003 - Thanks to tax cuts and the Bush recovery)
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To: ccg79
How many "Hail Mary's" did he have to say, for this absolution?
25 posted on 02/13/2004 12:04:30 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'--- Kahlil Gibran)
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To: Indie
Ahhh, the good old days...


26 posted on 02/13/2004 12:04:42 PM PST by socal_parrot (Hug a Mod today!)
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To: SamAdams76
I really hate people who jump on their cell phones as soon as the captain says it's "ok" to do. it makes me wanna scream like howard dean!!
27 posted on 02/13/2004 12:06:33 PM PST by ccg79
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To: Blue Screen of Death
You are right. He could have made it a tad more concise by changing "Apologizes" to "Sorry", but that could have given the mistaken impression the Chief's name was actually "Sorry", which would be silly but not nearly as silly as if his last name was "Apologizes", but then again more silly than if his name was "Chief Running Bear". But then, Running Bear would be a silly name for a head of American Airlines. A more fitting name would be "Chief American Airlines". But would it be silly to point out that that could be misconstrued to be synonymous with "Primary American Airlines", which would be completely wrong not to mention completely nonsensical? No, it is clear, this was as close to excerpting perfection as we mortals will ever achieve. A + + + + + + + + + + + + +!
28 posted on 02/13/2004 12:08:05 PM PST by William McKinley
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To: libravoter
Yep, you're only allowed to wear skirts while freeping.


29 posted on 02/13/2004 12:08:46 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: William McKinley
Silly man, you meant to say "A more fitting name would be "Chief Running American Airlines"".
30 posted on 02/13/2004 12:09:10 PM PST by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley
thanks
31 posted on 02/13/2004 12:09:54 PM PST by ccg79
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To: ccg79
If I were an American co-pilot I would refuse to get in the cockpit with him until he had been cleared by a shrink.
32 posted on 02/13/2004 12:10:54 PM PST by leadpenny ((( A Vietnam Vet Who Is Not Fonda Kerry )))
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To: ccg79

Dean: "You sit down! You had your say! Now I'm going to speak!!!"

33 posted on 02/13/2004 12:11:53 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: SamAdams76
Thank you and good day.

No, thank you. I second your rant.

34 posted on 02/13/2004 12:12:58 PM PST by ForOurFuture
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To: William McKinley

Chief Running American Airlines?

35 posted on 02/13/2004 12:14:17 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: ccg79
Welcome to FR!
36 posted on 02/13/2004 12:15:14 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States
thank you
37 posted on 02/13/2004 12:16:10 PM PST by ccg79
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To: ccg79
BTW, welcome to Free Republic!
38 posted on 02/13/2004 12:16:21 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
thanks to everyone for welcoming me
I promise that the next time I post something I will do it the way everyone likes it. :)
39 posted on 02/13/2004 12:18:23 PM PST by ccg79 (i'm a whosoever)
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To: No Blue States
At least he didn't ask: Am I Logged In???
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On News/Activism 08/22/2001 4:38:00 PM PDT with 746 comments
40 posted on 02/13/2004 12:21:05 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: ccg79
promise that the next time I post something I will do it the way everyone likes it. :)

Impossible. Someone will always find something to complain about... but I salute your bravery for jumping into the fray!

41 posted on 02/13/2004 12:21:53 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (DEDICATED Homeland Security Employee)
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To: weegee
at least i'm higher on the chain than that guy
42 posted on 02/13/2004 12:23:17 PM PST by ccg79 (i'm a whosoever)
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To: ccg79
I promise that the next time I post something I will do it the way everyone likes it. :)

That will never happen. About the only thing everyone here ever agreed on was that Clinton had to go :-}

43 posted on 02/13/2004 12:24:32 PM PST by Vermonter
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To: Vermonter
i'm sure we can agree that Bush has spent too much money.
44 posted on 02/13/2004 12:26:14 PM PST by ccg79 (i'm a whosoever)
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To: ccg79
You don't sound like a dumby!
45 posted on 02/13/2004 12:26:29 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: ccg79
compadre!
46 posted on 02/13/2004 12:26:50 PM PST by libravoter (Live from the People's Republic of Cambridge)
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To: Indy Pendance
I can't win here can I :)
47 posted on 02/13/2004 12:27:42 PM PST by ccg79 (i'm a whosoever)
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To: ccg79
"I promise that the next time I post something I will do it the way everyone likes it. :)"

"I can't win here can I :)"

Nope. *g*

48 posted on 02/13/2004 12:32:23 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: weegee
Shouldn't you include Focault Pendulum whenever you direct someone to that post? Or does that fall under the realm of 'cruel and unusual punishment'?
49 posted on 02/13/2004 12:33:29 PM PST by kingu (Freepmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Survivor ping list.)
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To: FlatLandBeer
Air line food

That's good but I thought the Head of AA was caught drinking again...

50 posted on 02/13/2004 12:34:37 PM PST by tubebender (Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see...)
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