Airlines cancel Israel flights over missile fears

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(AP/KXAN) — The Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited US Airlines from flying to Tel Aviv, Israel for the next 24 hours, it announced Monday.

Delta Air Lines and US Airways previously announced they were canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.

US Airways and United Airlines have waived ticket change fees for passengers flying to and from Tel Aviv.

Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

FlightRadar24.com
This screen grab from FlightRadar24.com shows Delta FLight 468’s reroute earlier today.

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