'Full Upright and Locked Position': 7 (sometimes sobering) facts about air travel

From the facts about airline food to the truth about why bags get lost, writer and former FAA chief counsel Mark Gerchick takes a hard look at traveling by plane in "Full Upright and Locked Position."

By , Staff Writer

2. Waiting at the airport

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Dreading a delayed flight? Your chances of encountering one are increased if you're at one of six airports. According to a report by the Government Accountability Office in 2010, the three airports in the New York area and those in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Atlanta accounted for 80 percent of delayed flights in 2009.

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