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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/24/2008

Phony Airline Weather Delays?

By Jamie Jones

Tired of spending hours stuck at Dulles and not even getting a voucher for free Potbelly (not that I'm bitter ...) due to so-called weather delays? If you're suspicious weather isn't even the problem, you may be onto something. reports:

Do airlines lie about their weather delays? Not only is the answer "yes" . . . but the airline industry almost always gets away with it.

In an interview with, forensic meteorologist Howie Altschule, who analyzes weather data for legal matters, suggests it may only be a matter of time before a traveler attempts to make an airline accountable for bad information:

Airlines that falsely use bad weather as an excuse [for delays] may be in for a rude awakening should someone decide to challenge them.

By Jamie Jones  | January 24, 2008; 11:50 AM ET
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