Nightly News   |  January 28, 2012

Where airline delays often start

The Federal Aviation Administration says more than one-third of the nation’s flight delays come from just four airports. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

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>>> if you have ever found yourself sitting on the tarmac during a long delay like i was just last night, looking for someone to blame, you might want to remember this. the faa says one-third of all flight delays across the country caused by a ripple effect from delays at just four airports. new york 's big three, jfk, laguardia and newark, plus the airport in philadelphia. perhaps the airline industry expert puts it best to "the new york times," says, when new york sneezes the rest of the national air space catches a cold.