Newark Airport Named Worst for Delays

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    Of the 100 most-delayed flights over the past year, 40 come and go from Newark Liberty International Airport, a key gateway to New York City, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
    According to data compiled by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), flights to and from the New Jersey airport consistently run late, even though airlines pad schedules with hours of extra time.
    The two most chronically delayed flights of the year, according to BTS, were both Delta Air Lines departures from Newark to Atlanta, one at 5:00pm and the other at 6:25pm.
    The most-delayed flight had about an hour and a half more padding than the typical flight, yet it averaged an 83-minute delay on six of every ten trips. The second ran late on half its trips, and its average delay was 79 minutes.

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