Flights to and from New York City- area airports are experiencing delays of almost two hours today because of weather, maintenance and the automatic U.S. budget cuts that furloughed air-traffic controllers.
United Continental Holdings Inc. said it’s almost finished with computer checkups on 96 of its Boeing Co. 757-model jets after canceling 15 flights while performing the unscheduled maintenance yesterday.
U.S. regulators said they will perform a far-reaching review of the design, manufacturing and assembly of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner after a fire on a Japan Airlines Co. jet this week and several incidents last year.
On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.