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May Storms Led to 14 Flight Delays at O'Hare in One Day

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 7, 2011 9:20PM

The Transportation Department said today that a series of storms in late May led to 14 American Eagle flights being delayed at O'Hare International Airport for longer than three hours in a single day. that made up the majority of 16 total flights that experienced extended delays in May.

The stats are newsworthy because it's the highest recorded number since a rule change allowing for fines for such delays was implemented last April. Even with the American Eagle delays on May 29, arrival times for airports actually increased in May over April.