Travel: Breaking the Ground Barrier

Travelers at New York's Kennedy International Airport were hopping mad last week — hopping out of cars, hopping over fences, even taking gates off hinges in their frenzy to escape the colossal traffic jams. One motorist needed 45 minutes to drive the two miles from the airport's entrance to the Eastern Air Lines terminal. Another left Greenwich, Conn., early enough to reach Kennedy a full hour before his scheduled 8:30 p.m. Swissair departure, only to find himself at the end of an endless, motionless line of autos when he got to...

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