ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010
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(Chicago: Chris Bury) The story of passengers trapped on the airport tarmac updated; scenes shown from Kennedy and O'Hare Airports. [In different airports, passengers Ruchika KUMAR, Melissa WEST-KOSTILA, Carlo CINQUE, Brett KLASKO, Markku KOSTILA- complain about the travel nightmare.]
(Studio: David Muir) The giant profits for the airlines this year noted.
(Studio: Dan Harris) The question of why moneymaking airlines are understaffed in this emergency examined; soaring profit statistics based on new fees and fewer flights with fewer employees cited; scenes shown of the reporter trying to reach the airlines by phone. [Airline industry analyst Henry HARTEVELDT- says customer service has melted down.]
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Brooklyn: Linsey Davis) The breakdown of the emergency system in New York City during the snowstorm reviewed; scenes shown from the snow-covered streets of Brooklyn. [Father died, Linda NOELLE - reacts to the medical transportation problems.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG, Brooklyn borough president Marty MARKOWITZ- offer views on the emergency.] The story of a baby born in the street mentioned.
(Studio: David Muir) The ski lift accident in Maine due to a cable problem updated; photos shown.