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FAA tries to work around employee furloughs

By Hpanchal on April 23, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration is implementing traffic management initiatives at airports around the U.S. as a result of employee furloughs.

Travelers should expect to see delays that will vary depending on staffing and weather.

For example, the FAA is experiencing staffing challenges at the New York and Los Angeles En Route Centers and at the Dallas-Ft. Worth and Las Vegas TRACONs. Controllers will space planes farther apart so they can manage traffic, which will lead to delays at other airports.

On Monday, more than 1,200 delays in the system were because of staffing reductions.

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