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Originally posted by thedman
Problem is that flight crew is strapped in seats and unable to defend
themselves , particularly from behind.
Originally posted by ULTIMA1
Originally posted by ChrisF231
IIRC dident some carriers have pay phones in the back of the seats? I know Southwest did in the late 1990s.
Their are reports that American Airlines had removed their air phones.
And here's where the luck comes in. At some point, we attracted the attention of a person who was in position to know a little more about the maintenance of American Airlines planes. He was mostly annoyed at the "Truthers" but when it came to this issue he really got ticked, so he did some digging.
He backtracked from ECO F0878 and came across ECO F0871 and F0874. F0874 tells the mechanics to put the airphone switch to the off position and pull the associated circuit breakers. F0871 requires installation of a placard on all the Airfones in the plane informing the passengers that the phones would no longer work. Both are dated March 2002.