Stormy weather causes flight delays in US Northeast

Over 7,000 flights have been delayed or canceled across the United States today due to thunderstorms in the Northeast. The weather has also affected flights in Eastern Canada, including Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which was labeled as the worst airport in North America for delays last year.

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The hardest-hit airports in the United States are all located in the New York metropolitan area. LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) reported that 38% of its departing flights were canceled, while another 33% were delayed. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) also saw significant disruptions, with 29% and 13% of flights canceled, respectively.


Overall, around 1,200 flights departing from New York City airports were affected by today's weather, representing nearly 20% of all delays across the nation. Other airports in the Northeast that were also affected include Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Toronto Pearson, and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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United Airlines was the most affected airline, with 12% of its flights canceled and another 35% delayed. JetBlue was also heavily affected, with 47% of its flights delayed and 11% canceled. Delta and American Airlines were also affected by the weather, with delays reported at both their LaGuardia and Atlanta hubs. Passengers who are planning to travel over the upcoming holiday weekend should be aware of the potential for further delays due to the severe weather forecast.

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