American Airlines and US FAA turned in reports to Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Friday regarding last month's disruptive grounding of AA MD-80s, and the carrier reportedly detailed an inconsistent oversight response by FAA including discord between the agency's Washington headquarters and a Dallas area field office. Peters has expressed concern over the 3,300 flight cancellations that resulted from the groundings, lamenting that passengers had to "pay the price" as AA inspected ...

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