New York Struggles Through Tremendous Airport Backlog

NEW YORK — Snow plows churned through the night, snack bars stayed open late and cleaning crews scrubbed round-the-clock to keep the terminals clean as New York’s airports struggled to clear a huge backlog of flights that has stranded …

NEW YORK — Snow plows churned through the night, snack bars stayed open late and cleaning crews scrubbed round-the-clock to keep the terminals clean as New York’s airports struggled to clear a huge backlog of flights that has stranded thousands of passengers across the United States.

Jetways were packed at New York’s Kennedy airport, where at least three airliners – two Cathay Pacific planes and a British Airways plane – were stuck for more than seven hours on Tuesday while they waited for an open gate.

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