Every once in awhile, CBS This Morning does a really great story on something really important. Many people may have missed this story but it’s very important if you are planning any air travel in the near future.
CBS did an 8 month investigation into the maintenance standards and practices of major airlines. They focused on American and Southwest in the investigation and they interviewed mechanics under the condition of anonymity so that they would feel safe enough to talk about the pressure to ignore problems with aircraft. They are also pressured to complete maintenance faster than might be normal. That increases the chances for mistakes and a disaster. The US has not had a major air disaster in quite some time. However, this is concerning. Watch below: