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American Airlines passengers still backed up after glitch

American Airlines Outage - NBC News

Flight cancellations and delays continued to bedevil American Airlines customers on Wednesday -- a day after a major glitch crippled the carrier's reservation system, leading to the grounding of its fleet for several hours."These computer system can get hung up waiting for data. If it never gets it, the system can get overloaded and leads to a shutdown," said Dr.


Three-hour tarmac ordeal turns into pizza party

After severe weather forced an Atlanta-bound Delta flight to divert to Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday night, the ensuing three-hour tarmac wait turned into a pizza party when airport employees arranged for pies to be delivered to the waiting passengers.


Man accused of slapping crying boy on flight turns himself in

Joe Rickey Hundley

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, surrendered in that state, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta. He was charged with assaulting a minor, stemming from a February 8 incident aboard the Delta flight to Atlanta.


Diverted: JetBlue flier 'unruly' because seatmate paid less


A cross-country JetBlue flight diverted to Denver after a passenger reportedly became unruly because a flier moved to a seat next to her paid less for the seat.


Flight diverted after airline pilot passes out

A flight from Los Angeles to Seattle was diverted to Portland late Thursday after one of the pilots lost consciousness. Alaska Airlines said Flight 473's first officer flew the Boeing 737-700 to Portland International Airport after the captain became ill over Oregon.


After another emergency, FAA grounds Boeing 787s

Boeing 787

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


'Unruly' man restrained with tape on flight to NYC

Unruly Passenger

A man on a Thursday Icelandair flight to NYC was retrained with tape and plastic.


Unruly passenger duct-taped to seat

CNN's Sandra Endo has the details behind a viral photo of a man who was duct-taped to his airplane seat.


United Airlines has another large computer outage

United Airlines

United Airlines says it has fixed a computer problem that led to widespread delays for thousands of its passengers. The outage lasted for about two hours Thursday morning. The problem was that dispatchers couldn't send flight information to about half of the United's mainline flights.


United plane escorted by military jet after man prays in aisle

A United Airlines flight from Denver has landed safely in Washington, D.C., after its crew reported an emergency due to a passenger reportedly praying in an aisle. TV station WUSA reports officials said Flight 662 was preparing to land at Dulles Washington International Airport in northern Virginia when the incident happened. The plane landed safely at 6:10 p.m.


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