Aaron Cross of ThinkReliability, a Houston, TX company that specializes in incident investigation and root cause analysis (RCA) and trains individuals and organizations to use the “Cause Mapping” RCA technique, has prepared a case study of what happened to my daughter last week which illustrates how Continental should approach determining what went wrong and how… Read More »
I sent the following letter last Thursday to my contact at Continental. I received no response, so I do not have permission to post individuals’ names, but I wanted to post this anyway to give credit where credit is due. If I do get permission to mention names, I will update this posting.
The Houston Chronicle published an article by Shannon Buggs in their business section on Sunday about what happened last week, or more generally about the shortcomings in the airlines’ handling of unaccompanied minors. There isn’t really much if any new information in the article, but clearly Shannon will being sincere when she told me that… Read More »
For those of you who are curious… CBS Early Show video NBC Today show video: Wendy Babineaux live phone interview; story about my daughter cribbed from local affiliate; story about both girls Fox & Friends: I appeared live but don’t have video and can’t find it online. If you’ve got it, please let me know!… Read More »
I snagged this video with my phone on the way out of the News Corporation building in NYC after I was interviewed on “Fox & Friends”. I found it amusing, and some of you might too:
Once the media frenzy dies down, the odds are Continental is simply going to go back to doing things the way they’ve always done things, and nothing will improve. There are two ways to potentially prevent that from happening: (1) get the media to stay on the case; (2) get the government involved. I’m hoping… Read More »
Last night on the T, a complete stranger walked up to me and said, “You know, you really ought to sue that company!” I was amused.
I just received an email message from Continental Airlines which starts as follows: Subject: Continental Airlines Feedback Dear M Kamens, Your opinion is important to us. You are receiving this email because you recently contacted Continental Airlines Reservations. Continental kindly requests your feedback regarding the service you received when you contacted them regarding travel options.… Read More »
Some have suggested that Continental already has the right policies and procedures in place, it was nothing more than an unfortunate mistake (a series of mistakes, actually) that caused my daughter to end up on the wrong flight, and there’s nothing more that Continental can do to make it right. Well, I beg to differ, and… Read More »
On Tuesday afternoon, the Houston Chronicle broke the story that just a day before my daughter was put onto the wrong plane by Continental, they did the same thing to an eight-year-old girl in Houston. She was supposed to be flying to Charlotte, but instead she ended up in Fayetteville, Ark. Her story is eerily… Read More »