United Airlines Cancels 31 Flights

United Airlines canceled 31 flights today to test the fire suppression system. It’s just the latest in a series of self-imposed groundings and butteningups by airlines hoping to avoid the negative PR Southwest experienced when a CNN investigation three weeks ago revealed the airline flew over 100 plans with thousands of passengers while skipping required safety inspections.

United Cancels 31 Flights for Inspections [NYT]
Records: Southwest Airlines flew ‘unsafe’ planes [CNN]
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