NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The airline industry — so far — has not suffered ill effects from the automatic spending cuts.
Before the sequester took effect on March 1, President Barack Obama and other administration officials warned that the sequester could mean canceled flights, longer security lines and other hassles.
But South Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who is the chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee, said that hasn’t come to bear.
“This is pretty puzzling because we can all think back to the President in the months of January and February telling everyone how, no pun intended, the sky was going to fall on us,” LoBiondo told WCBS 880’s Steve Scott.
The Federal Aviation Administration will cut funding to a few towers next week and air traffic controllers will be furloughed later this month in response to the sequester. But security lines for travelers have not become unruly, which was feared as the sequester loomed.