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Sen. Marco Rubio has rough American Airlines delay - and tweets it

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Sen. Marco Rubio tweets a tough American Airlines flight

He was a Republican vice presidential nominee short-lister, a prime speaker at the Republican National Convention, a Daily Show guest and is a rising star in conservative politics. But airlines are the great equalizer in America, as Marco Rubio found out.

Storified by Craig Newman · Fri, Sep 21 2012 18:39:02

#AmericanAirlines #Flight1967 #LAXatron_sefirot
Following is an exchange between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and American Airlines as the senator waited during flight delays Friday night.
Trying to get to DC for early morning votes tonight but let's just say this has not been the best week in American Airlines history.Marco Rubio
Every American flight I have been on this week has been at least two hours late or cancelled. This one already one hour delayed.Marco Rubio
American Air says maintenance problem.Yet suddenly group of new passengers boarding.Holding plane to get connectors on from delayed flight?Marco Rubio
Delaying flight for "maintenance" to squeeze connectors from other flight, oldest trick in book.Feel bad for crew.#cmonman #AmericanAirlinesMarco Rubio
Since I am going off on #AmericanAirlines tonight, let me say pilots and flight attendants they have are top notch. #nottheirfaultMarco Rubio
Hearing from some about American sick outs. Not on this flight. Pilot member of #teaparty.Marco Rubio
Bankruptcy judge OKs 3 American Air labor ... - Chicago Sun-TimesSep 13, 2012 ... American Airlines will reduce retirement benefits and ease restrictions on outsourcing of flying to other airlines as ...
While there were apparently no sickouts on Sen. Rubio's flight Friday night, the airline has been struggling as pilots protest pay and labor conditions at the struggling air carrier:
American Airlines pilots picket at O'Hare - Chicago Sun-Times1 day ago ... As American Airlines and American Eagle say they will cancel 300 flights nationwide this week to cope with a high number ...
Oh guess what? They fixed the plane! Just as the last of the connecting passengers finished boarding. #magicMarco Rubio
Pilots are two military veterans, lovers of liberty and believers in constitution. They tell me "sickouts" is not true. Airline understaffedMarco Rubio
If the folks running the American Airlines Twitter account realized they were dealing with a U.S. senator, they certainly didn't show it. This is the boilerplate response they handed out through the day for passengers complaining about service and delays.
@marcorubio Thanks for your patience, Marco. We hope you have a great flight.American Airlines
I must now turn of my electronic device. I hope tonight's tirade didn't cost me my Executive Platinum status.Marco Rubio
Pilots reject contract with American Airlines - Chicago Sun-TimesAug 8, 2012 ... Pilots for American Airlines have expressed their anger with management by overwhelmingly rejecting the company's f...

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