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Flight delays hit the wallet

Flight delays don't come cheap.

That's the word from researchers who outlined the costs in a report to the Federal Aviation Administation on Monday.

The Washington Post's Jia Lynn Yang reports that the delays cost passengers $16.7 billion, but the total cost to the economy was almost double that at $32.9 billion. The amount includes money spent by passengers on food, hotel rooms and other expenses.

The report, commissioned by the FAA, was based on data from 2007.

Read the complete story here.

How much have flight delays cost you? Share your stories by posting a comment below.

By Michael Bolden  | October 18, 2010; 7:54 PM ET
Categories:  Airlines, Airports, Aviation  
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It's stimulus, obviously.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | October 19, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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