The airline said the inspection process and any necessary repairs could delay flights, and apologized in advance for the inconvenience, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.
"Some select flights may be delayed or canceled in order to complete this work. We expect this work will be completed by Saturday, Oct. 6," American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said.
"We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this may cause with their travel plans. The safety of our customers and people as well as the reliability of our fleet is always of utmost priority to American," she said. "American has instructed mechanics to pay particular attention to the seat lock plunger mechanism that secures the seat to the aircraft floor. Mechanics have begun taking steps necessary to ensure that no seat can become dislodged from its track. The work is expected to be completed after the 48 affected aircraft land at their next destination."
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement it concurs with American's actions.
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