Gov't to limit flights to NYC

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Under new rules that take effect in March, JFK will only be allowed 82 or 83 flights per hour at peak times, down significantly from the 90 to 100 that had been scheduled this past summer. Similar caps will go into effect at Newark, but the exact number has yet to be determined. LaGuardia already has limits on flights.—via this Associated Press story

As we noted before, we think this news means that fares will rise on flights to and from New York City.

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Listen to an audio clip of a confused ground controller at J.F.K.

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