Sunday, April 3, 2011

Southwest Grounds Planes, Orders Inspections

Posted By on Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Southwest Airlines has grounded a number of its 737s for emergency inspections. As of late morning, no Southwest delays had been reported at Boise Airport but postponements were continuing to sweep across the airline's system. Southwest grounded 79 planes and canceled about 300 flights Saturday in the wake of an incident in which a hole ripped open in an airplane cabin of a flight from Phoenix to Sacramento Friday night.

Last weekend Alaska/Horizon Air grounded dozens of flights following a massive failure of its computer systems.

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