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Study: Flight Delays Cost Passengers Billions

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Study: Flight Delays Cost Passengers Billions

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Study: Flight Delays Cost Passengers Billions

Study: Flight Delays Cost Passengers Billions

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The Federal Aviation Administration says delays cost airline passengers near $17 billion a year. That's the cost of passengers' time and the money they spend on food and hotels because of delays.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And today's last word in business is flight delay.

There is now a price tag on the frustration and anger those delays can create. The Federal Aviation Administration says flight delays cost airline passengers - not the airlines, airline passengers - near $17 billion per year. That is the cost of passengers' time and the money they spend on $4 bottles of water, $8 slices of pizza and a hotel room after the storm shuts down O'Hare.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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