NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Mark Potter) Flight delays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport that are causing disruption in the US air travel system featured; details given about flight cutbacks for United & American Airlines. [Air Traffic Controllers Assn. Craig BURZYCH††- comments on the difficulty in maintaining safety.] [FAA administrator Marion BLAKEY†- says we can’t let scheduling at O’Hare hold the whole system hostage.] [Air traveler Dave LAYDON‡- notes the extra cost to his business.] [American Airlines Mary Francis FAGAN†- says other carriers have added flights in spots we vacated.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) The views of United pilot Steve Dereby†† on the flight delays at O’Hare presented in his own words. [DEREBY – describes mental preparations for dealing with delays at O’Hare; comments on fatigue; notes the problems caused by regional jets at O’Hare.]