Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Non-stop" with a stop

WSJ catches several airlines, particularly United Continental, making unscheduled refueling stops on flights from Europe to the Northeast. The problem: the airlines are using more 757s on the routes, and the winter winds have been unusually strong. The issue actually isn't new, but it's gotten worse:
Last month, United said, its 169-seat 757s had to stop 43 times to refuel out of nearly 1,100 flights headed to the U.S. A year earlier, there were only 12 unscheduled stops on roughly the same volume of 757 flights.
Note that if a WSJ article is locked when you get to it, you can cut a phrase from the first paragraph, put it in Google, and then you can read it.


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