American Airlines Employee Sent Bomb Threats to Rival Airline

He dialed 911 from pay phones across the country

   

Plane4 300x199 American Airlines Employee Sent Bomb Threats to Rival AirlineSome people take competition too far.

On Monday, Patrick Cau, a former flight attendant trainee at AMR‘s (AAMRQ) American Airlines, will face sentencing in a California court over eight separate bomb threats made against United Airlines (UAL) flights. Those threats postponed the targeted flights at a cost of $267,912 to United, Reuters notes.

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After his name was discovered on a “no-fly” list, American Airlines fired Cau in April.

Under a plea deal with the government, Cau confessed to calling in the bomb threats using public pay phones. The calls were placed between October and January in a number of cities, including Las Vegas, New York, Seattle and Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, American Airlines and U.S. Airways (LCC) agreed to an $11 billion merger, forming the largest air carrier in the world.

However, last week, federal regulators sued the airlines to block the merger, citing concerns over competition.


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