Articles tagged “sequester”

Airlines

Lawmakers surprised that FAA ends furloughs but still may close towers

FAA budget cut confusion continues with lawmakers pressing the agency to use the $253 million in last-minute funding to prevent 149 tower closures, a move that the FAA is reviewing this week.

Lawmakers surprised that FAA ends furloughs but still may close towers

Airlines

Bad news about air delays ending: Airports don’t have money for improvement

Stop-gap solutions are not just temporary, getting to these solutions means money has to come from somewhere else, and that hurts those other desperately-needed projects as well.

Bad news about air delays ending: Airports don’t have money for improvement

Tourism

Sequester grounds military jets for dozens of air shows

These air shows create jobs and benefit local economies, but as far as sequester-related budget cuts go, the loss of the air shows can't be put in the same category as furloughing air traffic controllers.

Airlines

FAA furloughs end after U.S. Congress relaxes the agency’s budget constraints

Politicians couldn’t bear the thought of their own flights getting delayed during next week’s recess, but we still have to ask why go through the pain of flight delays, job furloughs, and political jarring just to reallocate the appropriate funds one week later?

Airlines

Updated: Lawmakers scramble on air furloughs, as Senate going on a recess

Shameful, as one of the most prominent industries in U.S. is held hostage to the partisanship, and the lawmakers don't even care enough to move fast before their holidays.

Airlines

JetBlue CEO says sequestration is “holding traveling public hostage”

Despite airline deregulation, these furloughs highlight the industry’s, sometimes beneficial and other times detrimental, continuing dependency on U.S. regulation and lawmakers.

Airlines

Fourth day of FAA furloughs create backup at LAX

Who will blink first on these unsustainable furloughs and airport/flight delays? Something's got to give.

Airlines

Life in travel hell: 3-hour tarmac delay rule may be lifted due to sequester

After today, the first day where the delays were felt deeply across key domestic hubs, DoT may have to suspend these rules temporarily, but here's hoping it does it with some riders to protect consumer rights.

Life in travel hell: 3-hour tarmac delay rule may be lifted due to sequester

Airlines

First U.S. flight delays appear as FAA furloughs begin

If anything will get the U.S. congress to move on budget negotiations it will be the sight of thousands of very angry airline passengers as well as frustrated airlines and airport management.

First U.S. flight delays appear as FAA furloughs begin

Tourism

The one type of traveler that loves national park budget cuts

Sequestration has had a large impact on many national parks, but it’s also shaken up the system and brought a renewed focus on what they provide the public – something all institutions need.

The one type of traveler that loves national park budget cuts