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Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Delays at O'Hare. (Scott Olson/Getty Images via The New York Times)
Bad news for the airline industry today. American Airlines cancels 1,094 flights, causing by-now-familiar airport havoc so the FAA can inspect questionable wiring. Getting new planes to help in situations like these will be harder than everybody thought. And earlier this week, three U.S. airlines, Skybus, A.T.A. and Aloha, cancelled all of their flights, permanently. On top of that, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines shut down today as well.
Of all today's stories of stranded passengers, this one stood out:
At La Guardia Airport in New York, Yoree Koh, arrived and like thousands of other across the country found her American flight, to Chicago, canceled. Ms. Koh, 25, had planned to attend an orientation for the graduate journalism program at Northwestern University that she will attend, and to look for apartments. Ms. Koh, get your week back. Allow me to introduce you to the Lake Shore Limited. Lake Shore Limited, Ms. Koh.
She missed those appointments. An American worker told her to come back at 6:00 a.m. Thursday to get on a standby list for a 12:40 p.m. flight.
"I'm not holding my breath," Ms. Koh said. "It basically ruined my week."
The Lake Shore Limited at Cold Spring, N.Y. (David Sommer / RRPictureArchives.net)
Instead of trying her luck at the airport the next day, she should have gotten to Penn Station by 4 p.m. and for $80 been at Chicago by 9:45 a.m. Sadly, at that time, she'll still be in New York, on line.- Posted at 8:43 PM |
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