The airline said it was a weather delay. This passenger thought otherwise.

Deborah Freedline’s flight was diverted to Pittsburgh because of bad weather at her original destination, New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. Pittsburgh’s a great city, but not where she’d planned to spend the night. The airline said it was due to a weather delay. She disagrees and wants more compensation.

I see a clear blue sky, so how can my flight’s cancellation be “weather related”?

Catherine Walker-Jacks sat waiting for takeoff. It was her third attempt to fly from Montrose, Colo., to Boston via Chicago on American Airlines. But the flight was canceled — and for the third consecutive day, Walker-Jacks wondered if she’d ever make it out of the airport. She was told that the flight was canceled because of “inclement weather” — yet the sky was clear and blue.

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