Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in
$32.9 billion is what flight delays cost U.S. society each year, according to a study by researchers at five universities. Travelers lose the most when they miss a business meeting or arrive home late, USA TODAY said.
The study said that the cost to individuals in lost time and inefficiency was $16.7 billion. Only a small number of flyers lose about half of that cost. Those were the ones who missed connections or whose flights were canceled.
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