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Winter storm delays transform airports into strangely intimate settings

I'm sure these travelers would rather be elsewhere, but it's interesting how snuggly they're able to settle in and ride out the flight delays when faced with little other option.

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Tom Rosato, left, passes the time playing mandolin while waiting to see if he and his family can get on another flight to Oakland, Calif., at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Dec. 27. Their original flight was scheduled to depart yesterday afternoon but was cancelled due to weather.

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Stranded air travelers sleep on the floor at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Dec. 27.