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Air Travel Chaos Extends Into Thursday

Air Travel Chaos Extends Into Thursday

The holiday air travel nightmare will continue for at least one more day. The winter storm that has snarled flights from coast to coast this week is about to head offshore, but not before it brings wind, rain, snow and poor visibility to airports in the Northeast.

More than 700 U.S. flights have been canceled. Not all can be directly attributed to the storm, but most come at airports that have suffered the storm’s effects during the past 72 hours, according to data from flight-tracking service FlightAware.

Coupled with the count from Christmas Day and Wednesday, the three-day cancellation tally from this storm now stands at nearly 2,630. Throw in the pre-Christmas storm in which airlines axed more than 1,800 flights last Thursday (Dec. 20) and Friday (Dec .21), and holiday fliers have now endured more than 4,300 cancellations during the Christmas week.

For the complete story by Ben Mutzabaugh of USA Today, click here.

Updated: December 27, 2012 — 9:56 PM

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