Simple Flying - Justin Foster

Over the course of the last three days, over 20,000 flights in the United States Northeast have been delayed or canceled. New York area airports have been the most affected due to the thunderstorms in the area. The storms in the Northeast began on Sunday and have stretched all the way into Tuesday, June 27.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) have had the most delays in the area. Even into Tuesday night, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued ground stops for all three of these major airports in the New York metro area. 

The thunderstorms continued late into Monday evening, affecting flights into early Tuesday. By early Tuesday afternoon, FlightAware was reporting that Newark Liberty had experienced over 300 cancelations and nearly 100 delays. Additionally, LaGuardia had over 120 cancelations and just under 70 delays, and JFK International Airport had over 60 cancelations and 170 delays. In comparison, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on the West Coast was only experiencing 28 cancelations and barely 100 delays at the same time.

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