As fares fall, passengers rise and delays grow
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, which boasts that it is the
world's busiest, was so overloaded that approaching autos were backed
up for hundreds of yards and the terminals were besieged by distraught
passengers who had missed flights because of the congestion. At New
York's La Guardia Airport during the peak morning departure period, 40
jetliners idled their engines in a serpentine queue for as long as two
hours before finally getting permission to take off. Isolated
instances? Not at all. Across the U.S. last week, airports...
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