Hundreds of American Airlines flights canceled for wiring check

DALLAS (AP) -- Wednesday could be another rough day for travelers on American Airlines.

It's pulling more planes out of service to reinspect wiring on its MD-80 jets. More than a-third of American's 2,300 daily flights use that aircraft, mostly out of Dallas and Chicago.

Hundreds of flights were canceled Tuesday and the airline is not sure how many more will be disrupted.

The Federal Aviation Administration is still not happy with wiring work that caused delays two weeks ago. At issue is how the cords used to secure bundles of wires for the auxiliary hydraulic systems are spaced and lined up.

American says there's been no compromise to flight safety and apologizes for the missed flights.

The Texas-based airline says it will try to arrange other flights for travelers. And it will also foot the bill for meals, hotels and ground transportation because a spokesman says the delays were within the airline's control, not weather related.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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