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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. Elliot.org 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 Elliot.org, 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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