Overall air travel is down during this Thanksgiving holiday period, but bad weather (ice, snow, heavy rain) has caused major snarls at airports in the East and Midwest today.
The New York-area airports, natch, are the biggest mess, with delays of up to four hours at Newark and over two hours at Kennedy and LaGuardia, according to Flightstats.com.
Also reporting big delays: O'Hare, Denver, Orlando, Boston, Miami and Louisville. As the early evening peaks arrive, the delays are sure to ripple to other airports. Lighter-than-usual Thanksgiving air travel aside, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.