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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The winter weather reviewed; scenes shown of an icy highway in Arkansas, where the National Guard was deployed to rescue drivers. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The impact of the snow & ice on the airline industry examined; cost to airlines, airports & travelers cited; details given from FlightAware.com about cancellations at major airports and about United’s proactive approach. [PASSENGERS – comment.] [FAA air traffic manager Anthony TISDALL†- says we’re concerned that each airport and air space is able to meet the demand.] [FlightAware.com’s Daniel BAKER†- says the airlines are looking at the weather and making judgment calls ahead of time.] [United Airlines vice president of network operations Tracy LEE†- says we want to impact the fewest number of customers possible.] Complaints about FAA rules on how long pilots can work and how long passengers can be stuck on the ramp noted.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom
Duration:
00:03:20

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