American Airlines cancels 850 more flights for inspections

American Airlines tells already disgruntled travelers that it is canceling another 850 flights today - almost 40% of the carrier's schedule - for additional wiring inspections. The announcement follows Monday's termination of 460 flights.

American Airlines tells already disgruntled travelers that it is canceling another 850 flights today - almost 40% of the carrier's schedule - for additional wiring inspections. The announcement follows Monday's termination of 460 flights.

Numerous airlines are grounding flights as part of an industry-wide Federal Aviation Administration audit of carriers' compliance with safety directives.

Inspection and maintenance lapses at Southwest Airlines sparked the review.

American spokesman Tim Wagner tells the press that the number of canceled flights might rise again.

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