america west: the worst airline ever?

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Friday, August 24, 2001
Occasionally, it's not America West that makes the mistakes. This story involves a 79 year old man who, after being wheelchaired onto a flight, asked an attendant for a diet Sprite. She said Wait. He repeated his request after the flight was airborne. Still no drink. Apparently when the drink arrived, he was pissed and didn't want it anymore so he shoved it back towards the attendant. Next thing you know, the plane has an emergency landing in Texas and the elderly gent is escorted off the plane into a police cruiser, and is now facing up to 20 years in prison for an 'air rage' incident in which he never left his seat, threatened anyone, or used profanity. Culprit: American Airlines

Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Racism on America West airlines: Saudi Arabian passengers detained in handcuffs because the crew thought they were acting suspicious. Apparently they tried to use the bathroom in the first class cabin. That sure smacks of terrorism...
The nightmare continues.... one woman's fight to get to her final destination, amid 3 hour lines, dented planes, delayed flights that were bordering on being cancelled.... all courtesy of Guess Who? America West.

Fear and Loathing on America West: overselling a 110 person flight by 40 seats. Inadequate gate agent response, mobs of angry people, etc., etc.
More on the blind woman who was booted from first class after another America West passenger decided he didn't want to sit beside her and her guide dog.

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