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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #73129

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 1981
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(Studio) Impact of today's boycott by Canadian air traffic controllers at Gander, Newfoundland, on international air travel noted; uncertainty of Canadian situation cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Usu. number of flights leaving United States daily and number actually departing today mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(London, England) [Carol HALEY - reacts to being stranded.] Airlines' refusal to help passengers noted; situations at various European airports reviewed. [Passengers Ed PAKLTZ, Beatrice FERN - comment.] Burden placed on airlines explained; TWA's and Pan Am's plights cited as exs. [Carol LANE - doesn't sympathize with controllers.] Probability of situation worsening stated.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(NYC) Air France Concorde's overdue arrival here noted; films shown. [Gene ROGERS - comments on business he missed.] Delayed flights of several airlines discussed. [Barbara BUTLER - comments on long wait.] Problems faced by Europe-bound passengers outlined; CAB's efforts to help airlines during strike mentioned.
REPORTER: Joe Benton

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Airlines' support of President Reagan's handling of strike examined. [Airline executive Howard PUTMAN - praises President] Amt. lost daily by airlines mentioned. [Braniff president John CASEY - calls strike a curse.] Govt.'s efforts to develop permanent reduced flight schedule with airlines discussed. [Eastern president Frank BORMAN - thinks stability important.] Possibility of all trans-Atlantic air travel halting if Gander center remains closed and Portuguese controllers boycott traffic over the Azores noted. [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson J. Lynn HELMS - comments.] Judge Harold Greene's decision today in government versus union case reported, discussed; details outlined on screen. PATCO president Robert Poli mentioned.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Upcoming item-announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Benton, Joe;
Dobbs, Greg;
Gregory, Bettina;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank

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