Airports insist there’s enough fuel, but mile-long lines at gas stations tell a different story and airlines are taking precautions to make sure their customers and employees don’t add to the backlog.
Fears of a jet fuel shortage at New York’s airports have led some airlines to take the unusual — and costly — step of putting extra fuel on inbound planes.
The worries follow Superstorm Sandy, which has disrupted Northeast fuel supplies and power.
New York’s three major airports were closed for several days following Sandy. All had re-opened by Thursday morning.
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Photo Credit: An aerial view of the LaGuardia airport in New York October 31, 2012. Adrees Latif / Reuters
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