Worst Company In America 2008 "Sweet 16": American Airlines VS Microsoft

Here’s your sixth “Sweet 16” match-up: #43 American Airlines VS #6 Microsoft

Here’s what some of you had to say about these two companies:

American Airlines:

“AA just released a statement saying they will be charging $15 per checked bag and cutting flights.”

“You might as well ask “which business model is more doomed — renting movies from a store, or the hub & spoke airline system?””


“MS trying to force people into using Vista is really the last straw. If they succeed on pushing XP out of use I will go back to using Mac. “

“Broken XBoxes; prolonging/supporting the HD disc war so they could get more time to let their digital download service mature; releasing Vista prematurely; multiple/confusing and overpriced Vista SKUs; removing XP from the market because people weren’t buying Vista; Zune not supporting Microsoft’s own Plays for Sure standard; DRM and Activation schemes that treat paying customers like criminals. I could go on, but I think that’s enough to make my case.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at consumerist.com/tag/worst-company-in-america.

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