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Missed connections: Thousands more airline delays add up to horrible travel week

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In a fitting end to a miserable week for travellers, airlines have cancelled more than 1,200 flights and another 6,000 are running late.

The airlines blamed storms along the East Coast and high winds in the country's interior on Friday.

Nationwide, U.S. airlines had cancelled more than 1,200 flights and delayed 6,000, according to tracking service FlightAware.com.

At New York's LaGuardia Airport and in Philadelphia, about one-fourth of flights were scrubbed and many more delayed. At O'Hare Airport in Chicago, where there was a high-wind advisory, nearly one-third of takeoffs were late.

This week, 6,000 flights have been cancelled and 35,000 delayed, according to FlightAware. That's a record since the government started keeping track in 1987-1988. And there's still a month of winter left.

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