The tie-up of AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. will create a carrier with more trans-Atlantic routes, a broader network along the U.S. East Coast and the biggest frequent-flier program.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will get a second nighttime air-traffic controller after two flights had to land unaided, possibly because the lone person on duty was asleep. That controller was suspended.
The eastern, central and southern U.S., close to half of the nation, faces another day or two of extreme heat and severe weather that may further disrupt power to homes and businesses, meteorologists said today.
Radio silence at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s tower yesterday during two early- morning landings renews concerns about U.S. controllers working when they’re too tired to function, after the lone worker on duty fell asleep.