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WhateverisAmericaWaitingFor?

Pamela Klein 92
Pamela Klein 92 Warrior
2mo Oxnard Story
Whatever is America Waiting For?

So I have spent all morning trying to find a way to send my daughter up the California coast to Oakland for a bachlorette weekend in Napa with her cousin. We have a plane reservation on Southwest, but its planes are the Boeing 737 Max 8, the same ones that have crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia. America will not force the FAA to do as many other countries have already done. It will not ground the planes. What is wrong here is that Southwest Air will not refund money for a ticket we do not want, since many of its airplanes are the Boeings, and you never know what you are going to be flying in. Their old fleet was retired, so almost all they got are the planes which terrify many. I am not normally a person who speaks up on these sorts of things, but this is close to me. My brother died in the USAir crash at LAX when the air traffic controller made a mistake and landed one plane on top of another. The plane that got squashed was a Southwest Air, full of kids in a band. My life changed from that crash. It made me speak up when I see something awfully wrong. China, Germany, Italy, Britain and France do not need anymore proof than the eerie similarities between the Lion Air crash in October and the Ethiopian crash on Sunday that killed 157. The US's top air-safety regulator said in a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community, or CANIC, on Monday evening that the plane was still safe for flight and that there was no data to "draw any conclusions" linking the two disasters. But the two disasters are linked. Shouldn't safety be the number one priority of the FAA? It was not for my brother, who died of smoke inhalation right near the exit, since the inside of the plane burned toxic. When will we ever learn? The train to Oakland takes some 10 hours, but I am sure my girl will get there safely. I cannot say the same of her reservation with Southwest Air. 


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Pamela Klein 92
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