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US airlines to halt Northeast flights for storm

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Two flights to Boston are listed as canceled at Philadelphia International Airport, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. Airlines have already canceled more than 2,700 Friday flights as they get ready for a storm that threatens to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston. Flight-tracking website FlightAware shows 728 cancellations at the three big airports in the New York area. Another 191 flights to or from Boston have been scrubbed, and 137 in Toronto. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Most airlines were giving up on flying in and out of New York, Boston and other airports in the U.S. Northeast on Friday as a massive storm threatened to dump up to a meter of snow in some parts.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

After another emergency, more trouble for 787 jet

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An All Nippon Airways flight sits at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan after it made an emergency landing Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The flight to Tokyo from Ube in western Japan landed at the airport after a cockpit message showed battery problems, in the latest trouble for the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner.” AP/Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasufumi Nagao

The U.S. government grounded Boeing’s newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that the 787 cannot fly again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Computer problems at United delay travelers

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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off for its first scheduled commercial flight from Houston to Chicago, with more than 200 customers on board in Houston at Bush International Airport. Dragged down by problems at American Airlines, U.S. carriers operated fewer flights on time in September than a year ago. The Transportation Department said Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 that 83.3 percent of all flights were on time, down from 83.9 percent in September 2011 but an improvement from 79.1 percent in August of this year. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Eric Kayne)

A computer outage at United Airlines delayed thousands of travelers on Thursday and embarrassed the airline at a time when it’s trying to win back customers after glitches earlier this year.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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