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The seat lock plunger from an American Airlines airplane. (Jason Allen)

AA Explains Seat Locking Mechanism Problems

There are new developments with American Airlines and the problems with loose seats on three flights, including one headed to DFW Airport. CBS 11 News has learned a second round of voluntarily inspections will be conducted.

CBS 11–10/04/2012

An American Airlines jet lands on May 28, 2009 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

AA Pilots Defend Maintenance Delays

The back and forth continues between American Airlines and its pilots, with the pilots union firing the latest shot. Pilots say they are not disrupting American operations with trivial maintenance requests.

09/21/2012