United Airlines Apologizes for Reuse of 9/11 Flight Numbers
Numbers 93 and 175 went back into use likely within the past few days, apparently due to a technical error, the Associated Press reports.
United Flight 93 crashed into Shanksville, Pa. while flight 175 was flown into one of the World Trade Center towers.
United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson told the AP: "The airline regrets the recent use of flight numbers 93 and 175, and has taken steps to remove the numbers from the airline's computer system."
Time magazine's blog writes that one possible reason for the glitch might be due to flight number updates because of the United/Continental merger that was finalized in 2010.
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