Airline Travel Alerts and Contact Information

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Thursday, August 10, 2006; 10:17 AM

Preliminary news reports suggest that the terrorists arrested in Britain on Thursday were planning to detonate explosive devices on U.S.-bound transatlantic flights. Three U.S. air carriers were said to be targeted -- American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

For more information on international flights on these airlines, check the following resources:

* American Airlines: Travelers can call: 1-800-433-7300. | Read the alert posted online.

* Continental Airlines: Travelers can call 800-231-0856. | Read the alert posted online.

* United Airlines: Travelers can call 800-538-2929. | Read the alert posted online.

British Airways also increased security and curtailed some international flights.

* British Airways: Travelers in the United Kingdom can call 0800 727 800. In the U.S., the main reservations number is 1-800-247-9297. | Read the alert posted online.

For travelers flying internationally from Dulles International Airport, information about the current alert is online here.

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