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How to Survive Airport Delays During This First Blizzard of 2013

February 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM | by | ()

Nemo's in town! No, we don't mean the clownfish from the cutesy Disney animated movie, but rather the Nor'easter storm hitting the East Coast this morning, given the name "Nemo" by The Weather Channel. Airlines have already canceled thousands of flights (2,792 according to a 9:30am update by FlightAware) and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey have already announced that they're not taking it laying down; JFK Airport in particular has 900 tons of salt, 200 tons of sand, plenty of liquid de-icers, trucks, plows, blowers, and staff ready to beat Nemo's butt.

There's all of this focus on New York City and travelers stuck in the Big Apple's airports, which is understandable considering it's the city at the center of the world with major international flight connections, but let's not forget the scores of tired and cranky folks delayed at other airports around the country, trying to make it to and not away from the East Coast as a whole.

Here at Jaunted, we've used our knowledge gained from previous frustrating weather delay escapades to develop a small series on Five Things to Do at...whichever major airport you're stuck at.

Here, we focus on five major US airports outside the East Coast blizzard zone:

· Five Things to Do at: Atlanta-Hartsfield (ATL)

· Five Things to Do at: Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)

· Five Things to Do at: Detroit-Metro (DTW)

· Five Things to Do at: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP)

· Five Things to Do at: Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW)

[Photo: Jaunted]

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