Aviation: Saturated Sky

While Government and industry groped for ways to alleviate America's aerial arteriosclerosis, the traffic jam in the skies shifted from acute to chronic. The glut that has all but congealed the New York City metropolitan area's "Bird Cage"—Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark airports—now spreads confusion across the country and abroad, shredding connecting schedules in Los Angeles and squeezing service in Miami. Fortnight ago, "Black Friday" choked the Golden Triangle between New York City, Chicago and Washington with 2,079 delays. Black Friday now is every day. The situation cannot possibly get better...

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