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Thanksgiving Flights Jeopardized by Delays

Flying over the Thanksgiving holiday is rarely a treat, thanks to long security lines and packed flights. This year, storms around some of the nation’s major airports threaten to add delays into the mix, according to Ben Mutzabaugh at the Today in the Sky blog.

As of the time of this post (Tuesday afternoon), flights heading to O’Hare, LaGuardia, Newark International, and Philadelphia International are being delayed at their departure points. Delays at these busy airports can affect you even if you’re not traveling through the stormy area, as hub cities experiencing problems create a ripple effect on outlying airports.

The weather forecast in key cities like New York and Philadelphia shows rain is expected to continue to fall tomorrow, which may only add to the delays.

Be sure to check in with your airline as you travel today and tomorrow to see if your flight schedule has changed. If it looks like everything is on time, arrive at the airport early—if things worsen, you’ll be first in line to speak with a representative. Or, if you find yourself standing behind a throng of passengers dealing with delayed or canceled flights, use your cell phone to call the airline’s reservations center. You might be able to get through to customer service sooner that way.

Editor Caroline Morse will be tweeting live about airport conditions and flight delays tomorrow, so be sure to check in for a firsthand account.

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