US air delays expected to last days

| 28/12/2010

(New York Times): Buried beneath white powder for more than 24 hours, New York area airports turned on Tuesday to the growing backlog of cancelled flights, an accumulation that could take far longer to address than the snow itself. Even as flights resumed, ripple effects from over 4,000 cancelled flights threatened to leave travellers stranded through the New Year. The departure boards were full of woe for holiday travellers as airlines struggled with de-icing planes, clearing gate areas of snow and staffing ticket counters. Many domestic flights were cancelled or delayed on Tuesday and international service was limited.

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