In which we check in with Gretawire to see what Oprah Van Susteren is chatting about and what her boisterous fan club is saying back.
“[B]ecause of American Airlines lousy management and yes, the economy, AA has money problems and thus can not afford or do not have mechanics at this airport on the weekend,” Van Susteren wrote.
She said she and co-passengers had to deplane after being alerted to problems with the jet. “So what is the American’s back up solution?” she continued. “They have to call ‘contract mechanics’ to come to the airport to fix any problems.” At the end of her post, Van Susteren called out American Airlines for its “lousy management” but acknowledged the “great” flight attendant on the defunct plane.
Never fear. Her rambunctious fans offered explanations and advice.
It’s the unions!
“Greta… you have to remember… all work done on these planes are UNION worker/slackers… and we have seen what union workers do during their break time…”– Granniegoblin
“…a ‘flat at best’ economy…ROFL. Flat ONLY after Obama has driven the economy to the lowest level ever before but it was inevitable from a guy who never made a dime in his life from business. All Obama knows is how to appease ‘takers’ of which he is master at doing himself.”– Juspassinby
Its the new America!
“Better get used to it, it is the new America. Union issues were not mentioned, but…I am sure they are behind the fact that it is probably cheaper to hire contract mechanics than to bring in union mechanics on their days off.”– Patti62
It’s El Paso!
“Flew into El Paso once………ugh…it’s a dump..”– Patsyslocal
Try a new airline!
“Keyword here Gerta [sic] is ‘SOUTHWEST AIRLINES.’”– Ken day
“Greta You Can Drive the 13 Hours to Dallas, you can stop and see GWB Ranch 1st Rodeo museum, added Bonus You can watch all the IDLE WINDMILL Turbines in COLD weather just Like Wisconsin & Minnesota. BTW if your Gonna Overnight Don’t take the $15 a Night 5 star Hotel deal in Ciudad Juarez (8miles away) on Kayak #Justsayin”– Kevin
Watch the game!
“I HOPE YOU’RE NOT STUCK LONG THERE. IF YOU ARE, GO TO THE NEAREST BAR IN THE AIRPORT, GET A GOOD SEAT SO YOU CAN WATCH THE PACKERS ONCE AGAIN DEFEAT MINNESOTA. …I WAS A CHEERLEADER IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS CHEERING A LOT, VERBALLY. TOO OLD TO DO THE PHYSICAL PART (SMILE)”– Victoria McGuire