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The 100 Worst U.S. Flights

August 5th, 2011 by Robyne Curry

The Wall Street Journal reports that nearly half (40 out of 100) of the country’s most-delayed flights begin or end in Newark. The worst offender: a Newark-to-Atlanta Delta Air Lines flight that generally makes the 745-mile trip in an hour and 40 minutes needed about four hours to make the trip 60% of the time. Ouch! My business-traveling cousin lives in Randolph, N.J., and frequently flies in and out of Newark’s Liberty International Airport: I wonder if she knows this?

Delays matter whether you’re going to New York, Washington, D.C., or just about anywhere, really, because flight backups spill across the country and create a domino effect, building up and getting worse as the day wears on, the WSJ says. Read more

Got a delayed-flight story to share? Don’t be shy. Tell us about your worst late-arriving nightmare.

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