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Oct 4, 2012 8:30 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News

American Airlines cancels dozens of flights

American Airlines has canceled dozens of flights as it scrambles to fix seats that could pop loose.
Seats came loose on three recent flights involving Boeing 757 planes that had been recently refurbished.
The airline said Thursday it has come up with a fix, and it began pulling planes out of service to make repairs.
KSBY General Manager Kathleen Choal was on her way back to the Central Coast today when the investigation stopped her flight in its tracks.

"We had actually gotten away from the gate, and they made us come back," Choal said, "They off loaded us and now the airline's trying to get everyone rebooked, and our flight isn't being rebooked until tomorrow afternoon."

Passengers on the plane were vocal about their frustrations. Some even said they would no longer fly American.
American inspected 48 planes earlier this week but returned them all to flying after fixing problems with seats on some of the planes.
Airline officials say the latest work will be done by Saturday.

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