A United Airlines flight from Boston to Chicago made an emergency landing in Buffalo today after a window blew out on the plane.
If you ever wanted to see a good example of how Twitter can be a go-to source for breaking news, check out the tweets coming from Andrew Phelps, who is a reporter for WBUR, the public radio station in Boston. He was on the flight.
It’s also a good example of the horrible customer service provided by most of the nation’s major carriers.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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