Pilot delivers cheeky pre-flight speech ahead of departure
An American Airlines pilot took matters into his own hands by delivering a sassy speech to passengers before takeoff. The captain can be heard giving the Chicago-bound flight lighthearted etiquette rules for the aircraft.
An American Airlines flight was forced to cancel its takeoff from Boston on Monday after another flight came too close to the runway hold line.
An FAA spokesperson told Fox News Digital an air traffic controller told American Airlines Flight 457Q to cancel its takeoff on Monday at around 12:50 p.m. at Boston Logan International Airport after noticing that Spirit Airlines Flight 1444 was coming too close to the runway hold line.
The spokesperson added that the takeoff was canceled “out of an abundance of caution.”
Cosmo Rowell, who was on the flight, told FOX affiliate Boston 25 the incident was “terrifying.”
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American Airlines has signed off on a $4.8 billion lease with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, which includes funding for a sixth terminal. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
“As soon as you start to take off, you get these G-forces where you pitted in the back of your seat and you start to get used to that and then they just hit the breaks,” said Rowell.
A spokesperson for American Airlines told Fox News Digital that the flight returned to the gate after the canceled takeoff and later left Boston for Chicago at 2:38 p.m.
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American Airlines planes are parked at Pittsburgh International Airport on March 31, 2020, in Imperial, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
“The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority and we apologize for the delay in our customer’s travel plans,” the American Airlines spokesperson said.
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A line of Spirit Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport on May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)
Spirit Airlines said in a statement that it will assist the FAA as the incident is investigated.
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