Sequester Cuts, Resulting Furloughs Cause Flight Delays

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"Unfortunately, the FAA has not yet provided specific details to the airlines, making it difficult to communicate exactly how customers will be affected," American Airlines said. "However, we will make every effort to communicate with our customers as information becomes available."

The FAA has been ordered to find a way to cut $637 million from the agency's budget, a consequence of automatic federal spending cuts that kicked in this year after Congress failed to reach a deal to reduce the national deficit.

As ABC News reported Friday, Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at a news conference warned that passengers could see "a wide range of impacts across the system," adding that "safety is not up for negotiation during the sequester" and "will not be compromised in anything that we do."

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