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And You Thought U.S. Airports Were Bad

ForbesForbes – This Tuesday in the Delta Airlines Sky Lounge at JFK International in New York there was a guy from London who was two days off his Louisville bound travel schedule because Delta had canceled flights. A young woman in her twenties, standing in line with me to find out why my flight was now three hours late to Boston, said I shouldn’t feel bad: her flight was supposed to leave a day ago to Raleigh.

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Cause sought for Southwest crash at LaGuardia

USA TodayUSA Today – Federal investigators decided Tuesday to pursue a full investigation of the Southwest Airlines jet that had its nose gear collapse while landing at New York’s LaGuardia airport because of the amount of damage to the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board is searching for reasons why the front gear of the Boeing 737-700 didn’t support the nose of the jet as it landed Monday on a flight from Nashville.

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Flight cancellations near 600 as storms fire in East

USA TodayUSA Today – Nearly 600 flights have been canceled and thousands more delayed as storms brought headaches to tens of thousands of fliers.

The hardest-hit airports were in the Northeast, but the effects threatened to ripple out to other parts of the nation as scale of the flight disruptions grew.

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LaGuardia delays linger day after landing gear incident

USA TodayUSA Today – Runways were open at New York LaGuardia, but delays and cancellations were still slowing fliers a day after a rough landing by a Southwest Airlines flight temporarily halted flights.

Nearly 150 flights had been canceled at LaGuardia as of 10:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats.

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Airport logjams a serious concern

SouthChinaMorningPostSouth China Morning Post – Anecdotal evidence of airport and airline delays abounds. But some solid data might surprise all but seasoned travellers. According to FlightStats, a popular US-based provider of data on air travel, Beijing and Shanghai rank at the bottom of 35 major international airports surveyed for flight delays and cancellations. And their performance has gone from bad to worse in the past six months. Hong Kong International Airport has also reported an increase in delays and cancellations that dragged its ranking down from 22 to 29.

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