Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.
The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.
About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.
Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.
“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.
That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.
As we approach the busiest travel day of the year – the day before Thanksgiving – there is a new tool to help you get through airport security with fewer hassles.
The blizzard crippled area airports, and they’re still trying to get back to normal. It’s had a ripple affect all across the country, including Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Travelers are hitting the roads, rails, and skies and there is information you need to know!
American Airlines says it will no longer sell tickets on the Orbitz travel website, effective immediately.
Travelers opposed to the invasive new security measures are hoping their online calls for a nationwide protest will create long lines and teach the Transportation Security Administration a lesson.
Ahead of the busiest travel day of the year, seasoned passengers who know the drill said thinking ahead could make the passage through airport security go a lot quicker.
The buyout, funded mostly with debt, will also give Southwest a bigger slice of the market in cities like Boston and New York, where it has been expanding.
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