Sandy Grounds Northeast Air Travel

Water covers the tarmac Oct. 30, 2012 at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, N.Y. Photograph courtesy JetBlue

Anyone hoping to fly to or from the northeastern U.S. today was largely out of luck, and Wednesday won’t be much better, at least around New York City. The federal government and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closed the area’s three main airports (John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia) on Monday over flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, and while it’s unclear when traffic may resume, the major carriers do not expect to return their planes to the city before Thursday.

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