America's Worst Tarmac Delays

Next time you’re idling on the tarmac, remember: your flight delay could be much worse.

New York: 6 hours

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More than 100 passengers on Sun Country Flight 242 from New York to Minneapolis were stuck on the ground for six hours at JFK on August 21, 2009, with the delay blamed on bad weather and runway work in Minneapolis. After three hours, passengers were offered food—at full price—from the galley, but there wasn’t enough to go around. Everyone received a refund for the flight.

America's Worst Tarmac Delays

New York: 6 hours

More than 100 passengers on Sun Country Flight 242 from New York to Minneapolis were stuck on the ground for six hours at JFK on August 21, 2009, with the delay blamed on bad weather and runway work in Minneapolis. After three hours, passengers were offered food—at full price—from the galley, but there wasn’t enough to go around. Everyone received a refund for the flight.

Roger Bamber / Alamy
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