American Airlines Cancels All Flights at Lindbergh Field
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
All American Airlines flights in and out of Lindbergh Field are canceled today. Airport officials are warning travelers of long lines. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.
Eight flights are canceled at San Diego International . More than 1,000 flights are grounded nationwide. Federal inspectors found problems with the wiring on MD-80 jet. But the company says no one's safety was in jeopardy.
Lindbergh Field's Sharie Shipley says American Airlines passengers should call before heading to the airport. Even passengers on other airlines have to put up with delays.
Shipley: They're longer lines than we normally see so we have our volunteer ambassadors down at the terminals passing out water, and we're down there just trying to make it easier for those people that are waiting in line.
Shipley says airport officials have no word on when the planes get airborne again. This is the second time this problem has forced American to cancel flights.
Andrew Phelps, KPBS News.
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