St. Louis - American Airlines announced today it is cutting orders with Boeing and purchasing 50 moth balled relics stored in the Mohabi desert. They will spend $10,000 per plane to have them shipped on a container ship to China, where they will be renovated.
The Chinese firm doing the renovation is normally a toy factory for Mattel, but won the bid when they pledged to paint the planes with bright colors and make sure those "engine thingys" work real good. An American Airlines Spokesperson when questioned about the lack of apparent previous experience of the company stated, "We have thoroughly investigated their abilities and are satisfied they will get those engine thingys working real good and paint them pretty colors."
The Pilot's Union and Stewardess Union for American Airlines have already stated their objections to the planes. "I have a major objection to these relics," said Bob Smith, President of the Pilot's Union, "These things are ancient and had thousands of hours on them when they were stored away. It's not so much the engine thingys I'm worried about, I fear metal fatigue and rivets popping out everywhere."
Michelle My Belle of the Stewardess Union had this to say, "Spppppphhhhhhttttttt!" Which translated to NO Comment. However they were concerned about the fluctuations in cabin pressure, altitude, and making it over mountain ranges, things we thought the pilots would mention.
American Airlines will be expecting delivery of the planes by Christmas of 2008. The planes will actually be done this December, but plans are to fly them back to the United States, which will take several months. American Airlines is hoping for a 70% return rate.