A necessary history lesson for new air travelers

Brace yourself and take a trip down memory lane to summertimes gone by, when afternoon thunderstorms frequently caused passengers on hundreds of flights to be stranded on planes that had pulled away from the gate but then remained on tarmacs without taking off or returning to the terminal, for three, five, even 12 hours and more.
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The 10 worst airports for summer delays

If you’re planning to fly to New York in June, brace for big delays.

The Big Apple’s three major airports — Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK — hold the dubious honor of having the worst summer slowdowns, a new survey by concludes. Only about two-thirds of the flights into those airports were on time.
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