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BA computer crash: passengers face third day of disruption at Heathrow
The Guardian • Press Association
BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day
BBC
Britain's Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions, full long-haul schedule to operate
CNBC
Britain's Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions
Reuters
Going up?
BBC • Tim Harford
You’ll never believe this Indy 500 driver actually walked away from this horrific crash
Daily Dot • Josh Katzowitz
A laptop ban may extend to all international flights, US Homeland chief says
CNBC
US 'might' expand laptop ban to all flights
Al Jazeera
Letter: Uber for the Elderly
The New York Times
Man jumps from plane on runway after trying to bite attendant: report
The Hill • Julia Manchester
 
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Airline Industry
BA computer crash: passengers face third day of disruption at Heathrow
The GuardianPress Association
British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the beleaguered airline continues to deal with the fallout from a computer crash. Both Heathrow and Gatwick have warned Bank Holiday travellers that they should check the status of...
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Airline Industry, Finance
BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day
BBC
British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide computer system crash. BA says it aims to operate a full long-haul schedule and a "high proportion" of short-haul services...
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Airline Industry
Britain's Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions, full long-haul schedule to operate
CNBC
London's Heathrow Airport said Monday disruptions to British Airways flights from the airport continued following a global computer system failure, but the airline said it planned to operate its full long-haul schedule.
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Airline Industry
Britain's Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions
Reuters
London's Heathrow Airport said early on Monday that there were still some disruptions to British Airways (ICAG.L) flights from the airport following a global computer system failure at the airline. The airline resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday,...
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Construction, Finance
Going up?
BBCTim Harford
We don't tend to think of lifts as mass transportation systems, but that's what they are. They move hundreds of millions of people every day, and China alone is thought to be installing 660,000 lifts a year. The tallest building in the...
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
You’ll never believe this Indy 500 driver actually walked away from this horrific crash
Daily DotJosh Katzowitz
In the history of all auto racing crashes, this is one of the worst ones you’ll ever see. And somehow driver Scott Dixon walked away just about unscathed. Which, when you watch the carnage in the video below, will make you wonder...
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Airline Industry, Homeland Security
A laptop ban may extend to all international flights, US Homeland chief says
CNBC
John Kelly said the U.S. plans to "raise the bar" on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items.
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Airline Industry, Homeland Security
US 'might' expand laptop ban to all flights
Al Jazeera
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday. In an interview...
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Aging, Green Transportation
Letter: Uber for the Elderly
The New York Times
To the Editor: Re “A Canadian Town Wanted a Transit System. It Hired Uber” (news article, May 17): The availability of Uber in areas that have limited public transit and erratic taxi service is changing the landscape for people contemplating retirement. To...
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Airline Industry, Politics & Policy
Man jumps from plane on runway after trying to bite attendant: report
The HillJulia Manchester
A federal air marshal said a man jumped off of a plane waiting to take off of from Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday after biting a flight attendant. Twenty-two-year-old Tun Sein was on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to New Bern, N.C.,...
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