Bush to get update on airline woes

WHITE HOUSE (AP) -- President Bush gets an update today on the airline troubles that are hurting an already struggling industry and giving travelers headaches.

Since last month's news that Southwest Airlines violated federal standards by flying planes that had missed inspections, the Federal Aviation Administration has stepped up its scrutiny of inspections.

The result has been hundreds of delays and cancellations and misery for the flying public.

Also, Frontier Airlines sought bankruptcy protection Friday, the fourth carrier to do so over the past several weeks.

At today's Cabinet meeting, Bush will be briefed on airline safety, congestion and other matters affecting the industry. The White House says Bush realizes the strain on people having to adjust or scrap their travel plans, but safety is the top priority.

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

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