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122 American Flights Cancelled as PSA Regional Fleet GroundedThe FAA has grounded most aircraft of U.S. regional carrier PSA Airlines. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines and operates flights under the American Eagle banner. The grounding is related to a maintenance issue with the airline's fleet. The airline currently operates 130 aircraft, all CRJ-700s and CRJ900s. (airlinegeeks.com) More...
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My niece is an FA for them. She is stuck 500 miles from home. She is having to rent a car to get home. Do you think that she should have to do that on her own coin? What should the airline be doing for stuck crew?
allen..if it is indeed a "small" issue but affects the whole fleet,she shouldnt be "grounded" for long..also,the airlines can,if its necessary,get your niece a seat on another carrier,regional or otherwise,to get home, and they will pay for it..union rules to stoppages and cancellations and delays apply to crew members,and layovers or being grounded are included in those rule swith a carrier..
The shutdown is temporary and since she's a FA on a company mandated layover, she should still be on per diem and will be recalled at the appropriate time. Unless she has to return home for personal reasons, then it makes sense that she would have to incur the personal expense. Having a job that takes you away from home comes with the caveat that there are situations that sometimes arise that would require an unplanned layover that differs from what is scheduled.
AA should fly her home on another carrier. They do have other aircraft that are not in PSA's fleet.
you are aware that crew from one airline fly jump/excess on others quite routinely, right?
I'll give her ticket if you contact me