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Stuck waiting: Ground delays at U.S. airports on rise

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On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited. Still within sight of the gate, their jet sat motionless because of airport congestion. It wasn’t until 30 minutes after passengers buckled in that they were finally in the sky. It’s a scene playing out across the country. According to…

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