April 16, 2013 @ 1215 PDT
Dear Flight Attendants,
It was just announced that all American Airlines flights have been placed on a ground hold until later today. To the best of our knowledge the ground stop is related to a planned cut-over from SABRE to JetNet that did not go well. The failed cut-over is now affecting operations at American. This may seem suspicious in light of the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday but so far it seems to be unfortunate timing. If we get any additional updates, we will pass them along to you.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Terry Taylor, Yvette Gesch, Melanie Buker, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow
“Five Bases, One Voice”