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Flights slowly resume at New York's airports

Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 01:10

Nov. 1 - New York's LaGuardia Airport resumes flights after being closed due to Hurricane Sandy's strong winds and torrential rains. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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New York's Laguarda airport reopens for business Thursday. Transportation throughout New York virtually ground to a halt after superstorm Sandy hit the region. It caused a change of plans for many travelers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PATRICIA RHODES, PASSENGER, SAYING: "We came to visit out father for his birthday, a surprise visit, and then it was a surprise stay. Because we were supposed to leave on Sunday and the flights got canceled on Sunday. So many days later we're heading back to Minnesota." Laguardia is the last of the three major New York area airports to resume service. Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport started limited service on Wednesday. Between them, the three airports handle 300,000 passengers a day. Even with airports resuming services, there are few easy ways home for many. But while the wait may be long, at least for some there is an end in sight.

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Flights slowly resume at New York's airports

Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 01:10