Articles tagged “sequester”

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Fourth day of FAA furloughs create backup at LAX

Mary Jane Credeur, Bloomberg

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

7 years ago

FAA boss Huerta says there is no way to avoid furloughs

FAA boss Huerta says there is no way to avoid furloughs

Reuters

The FAA has been repeatedly pressed to find an alternate budget-cutting option, but the agency remains resistant to exploring other options. It’ll be interesting to watch how the FAA handles already-increasing delays.

7 years ago

Sequester delays: Furloughed air traffic controllers and missed flights

Sequester delays: Furloughed air traffic controllers and missed flights

Hugo Martin and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times

There are few faster ways to get a broad sector of the U.S. public angry enough to call their representatives to encourage them to negotiate a decent federal budget.

7 years ago

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

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.

7 years ago

FAA furloughs hitting New York, Los Angeles and Dallas hardest

Alwyn Scott, Reuters

Unfortunately for travelers, these three airports aren't just destinations, they're hubs for major U.S. airlines and connecting international carriers.

7 years ago

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

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

Associated Press

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.

7 years ago

The one type of traveler that loves national park budget cuts

The one type of traveler that loves national park budget cuts

Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News

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.

7 years ago

FAA: Air-traffic control furloughs could lead to 3-hour delays this summer

FAA: Air-traffic control furloughs could lead to 3-hour delays this summer

Andrea Shalal-Esa and Alwyn Scott , Reuters

Aviation safety will certainly be sacrificed if these furloughs stick, and summer travel could be a mess.

7 years ago

Public loses access to several Smithsonian galleries due to budget cuts

Public loses access to several Smithsonian galleries due to budget cuts

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

It’s ironic that the U.S. government would push leave upon the officers guarding major U.S. attractions during a time when security is still a major concern.

7 years ago

Fleet Week in Florida will be without the fleet this year

Miami Herald

It's a bad year for military-related celebrations. New York City's Fleet Week will suffer the same fate as Floridas and the Blue Angels are grounded, too.

7 years ago

Federal budgets cuts affecting travel companies as cancellations come in

Federal budgets cuts affecting travel companies as cancellations come in

Reuters

The effect of sequester is not just government infrastructure and services getting cut, but also travel and meetings by government employees, and that means lower revenues for travel companies, including airlines and hotels.

7 years ago

U.S. government spend on air travel drops in March, hurting airline revenues

U.S. government spend on air travel drops in March, hurting airline revenues

Mary Jane Credeur and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Put into perspective, one analyst says the sequestration’s impact won’t be as bad as the 2008 recession, H1N1 flu, a SARS outbreak, or tsunamis. The difference here is that the government has more control over the variable causing the drop than ever before.

7 years ago