10 high-flying snafus

Air travel took a wrong turn long ago. But 2007 was a year in which -- dare we say it? -- the industry hit new lows.

Jet Blue
Jet Blue
Fly the nope-we're-still-not-flying skies
Despite whiteout conditions at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport during a Valentine's Day blizzard, Jet Blue loads passengers onto its planes, pulls the planes away from their gates ... and leaves them there, stranding hundreds of passengers on the runways for as long as 11 hours. "You can look out the window and you can see, there's the gate," says passenger John Farrell, who spent nine hours on the J.F.K. tarmac. "If you just let us off the plane, we can walk there."
Last updated December 20 2007: 3:04 PM ET

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British Airways

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Iberia Airlines

Jet Blue

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