Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is furious at American Airlines for causing him to miss a visit to the White House! The country star took to Twitter to vent his frustration after a problem with the airline disrupted his trip on Tuesday.
Scotty, who won American Idol season 10, was supposed to be rubbing shoulders with the Washington elite on Tuesday morning. Instead, he ended up steaming mad after his visit was messed up by a missing American Airlines flight crew member.
Woulda been at the White House today to celebrate the Red Sox World Series Championship, but @AmericanAir captain decided not to show up…
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) April 1, 2014
American Airlines was quick to try to make up for the problem by offering via Twitter to help, give him a free ticket, etc. Unfortunately, it was too late to do him any good.
@AmericanAir nope, nothing you can do. Had to be at the White House gates no later than 10:15. No free tix will help this either… thanks…
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) April 1, 2014
One fan suggested that Scotty should have just chartered his own plane instead. He responded that he would have if he had known that “not 1, but 2 American captains would decide just not to show up this morning.”
The country singer said the incident made him about as “upset/mad as I’ve been in a long time” after losing out on the chance to visit the White House this week.
I believe it, this also happened to my son. Don’t these pilots have backups?? If not, they should!! There is just no excuse acceptable!
You’re kidding, right? Every city in America with an airport should have “backup” pilots? Who will pay them?
no one knows why they were not there. In an effort to compete with the infallible Southwest, you have to cut costs. You know? The layoffs you probably never cared about. The FAA rules that mandate crew rest in between flights so they can stay awake while flying. I am sure you want to get to your loved ones. Will you pay an extra $100-200 a ticket to help offset the cost? Bet not!
Actually, recent statistics show AA ahead of SW for on-time arrivals and lost bags. SW is now at the bottom of the airline heap.
Most certainly Gayle. The airlines will just have to raise fatres to the point that you would not want to fly,is that alright with you?
well i had to work my minimum wage job as a liberty tax waver, all winter…life throws you some curves Scotty, you have more opportunities then most…Count your blessings , not your misfortunate events
Seriously, tweets like this make him look like a diva……this must be his first encounter with disappointment If he and his fans aren’t complaining, ya might want to check them for a pulse….
Take it from someone who has been in the airline industry for over 25 years… the pilot’s did not do it on purpose! That is absurd to think that! Just as we all have been late because of traffic, or family emergencies, etc., the airlines are not exempt from unforeseen circumstances. Weather is the icing on the cake when it comes to traveling. I understand he was frustrated with missing his deadline, but why on earth was his flight not booked earlier or why did he not fly in the day before to assure he would be on time? That just tells me that although he is becoming a big entertainer, he is still naïve in the ways of the real world of travel. If Scotty contacts his State Representative, they can re-schedule his visit at the White House.
I would also be upset. I was a flight attendant and I have seen it happen a lot. They can’t even take off if a flight attendant does not show up. They have to call a reserve up and they have like two hours to get to airport. But the crew is surpose to be at airport a few hours ahead, so airline has time to call up a person on reserve.
They could have put him on another flight.
If it would happen to any of the people who has complain about Scotty they would feel the same way.
well everybody wants the airlines to be perfect and that just doesn’t happen with any business..they want on time service with all the trimmings and don’t want to pay for it..the price of fuel goes up and the airlines say fares are going up and everybody gets upset about it. I don’t see people getting that upset about the prices in the stores going up when fuel prices go up..why not jump on the trucking companys for raising there rates because of fuel price increases…all the airlines do a good job getting people to where they need to go but sometimes stuff happens. people get sick or are late, aircraft need repairs..and weather tops the list…look at your own job how many times does everthing go perfectly…….
He should have gone the day before. When you really must be somewhere, then step up, put your big travelers pants on and go. No one to blame then. Everyone who travels knows that there are many forces involved in travel…..it weather, human factors, equipment issues. Please…….grow up!
Having just returned from a cross country trip on American Airlines, I had no problems. I had a knee in a stabilizer from a fall in Utah, so I would have been very upset if the pilot didn’t show up. I was in a lot of pain and just wanted to get home. I’m 76 years old and I’ll jolly well whine if things don’t go like promised. Scotty is still on a roller coaster trying to do college and all the other demands of his career. He devotes much time to charity and gets disappointed if he lets anyone down. Consider that people in Washington were depending on him to be there for the occasion. I imagine that his not getting there on time had a lot to do with fulfilling a promise, and not anything to do with glory. All of the people who mentioned not knowing the circumstances of why the pilots didn’t show up, may well consider all of the facts that put Scotty in that position. There are two sides to every story and we, as spoiled Americans are sometimes, too quick to judge.