Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today's Flight Cancellations: Who's Counting?

Ok, well I guess I'm counting, because the rest of the media keep telling you that "hundreds" of flights were canceled today because of the big snowstorm in the Northeast, and especially in New York City, where 19 inches fell. Baffles me why they can't just look up the actual numbers on

More than 1,600 departures and arrivals were canceled today at the three New York City area airports. The hilariously named Newark Liberty International Airport, as usual, had the worst record, accounting for more than 600 canceled flights. Kennedy had more than 500, and La Guardia had about the same.

had 387; Boston 357; Reagan 237, et cetera, et cetera. Even Chicago racked up a lot, with O'Hare having 178 scrubbed flights.

Delays continue to be excessive in the Northeast, and heavy at a lot of other hub airports on the eastern half of the U.S.

By the way, here in warm and sunny southern Arizona, I saw two weeks ago a roadside poster announcing on the start of Little League practice.


1 comment:

James said...

Here in Silicon Valley, I had to put the top back and windows down to drive home -- it was too hot to drive with the windows up.