Atlanta Named 9th Worst Bad Weather Airport In Nation

4:29 PM, Nov 19, 2010   |    comments
A snowbound Delta Air Lines jet.
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ATLANTA - With one of the busiest times of year for travelers upon us, The Weather Channel has compiled a list of the top ten worst weather airports in the nation. They took into account delays, snow days, fog, wind, rain and thunderstorm stats from across the nation to come up with the list.

  10  Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
  9 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  8 Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)
  7 San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  6 Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  5 Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  4 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
  3 Newark Liberty International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
LaGuardia Airport (EWR, JFK, LGA)
  2 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  1 Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

According to the FAA and Bureau of Transportation Statistics, more than $33 billion was the cost of flight delays on the American economy in calendar year 2007 (the most recent year stats were available) and $16.7 billion was the total cost of flight delays on passengers in 2007. More than 1.3 million domestic flights were delayed, and 119,000 flights were canceled in 2007.

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