Saturday, October 24, 2009
Will passengers get frequent flyer miles?
Northwest airlines has a public relations fiasco... how it is dealt with will be worth watching.
How does an airplane fly past a destination by 150 miles? Apparently when the Northwest Airlines (NWA) flight crew was too busy arguing to maintain "situational awareness".
Ouch. What a public relations mess.
While the airline has reportedly temporarily suspended the two pilots, the flying public will be watching how NWA (and its parent Delta) continues to deal with this situation.
What's at stake? Only convincing future passengers that they will be in good hands if they fly with NWA .
The 144 passengers on the wayward NWA flight could have only wished for U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III (right) -- pilot of the "Miracle on the Hudson River".
This will be an interesting public relations case study to watch unfold over the next couple of weeks.