Sequester Cuts Cited in Airport Delays

Forced furlough of air-traffic controllers blamed for travel delays.
1:35 | 04/22/13

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Major frustration for air travelers. All beginning with morning with no end in sight. Flights are delayed at major airports because the faa is being forced to furlough thousands of air traffic controllers. Matt gutman from miami. Reporter: The delays are already piling up. New york area airports reporting delays of over an hour. L.A.X. Over three hours overnight. This is just the start. The faa now warning that as many as 6700 friglights could be delayed every day. The sequestration, the automatic across- across-the-board spending cuts forcing furloughs. Fewer flaens the air translates into delays. About 5,000 planes in the air at a given time and fewer eyes in the tower, the faa is slowing air traffic for safety. Planes could be prevented from lapding and taking off. Those delays could cost travelers more than just their time. Airlines may have to cut fees. That will drive up sixticket prices. Demand will be high. Reporter: The only anti-dote? We need democrats and republicans to meet in the middle and end the sequestration THAT CAUSEs PROBLEM. Reporter: Try to carry one of these. Check your flight status often. Thank you, matt. Extreme flooding in the

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