Flights halted into NY airport

Flights halted into NY airport

Flights halted into NY airport

"We've mitigated the impact by augmenting staffing, rerouting traffic, and increasing spacing between aircraft as needed", the agency said in an emailed statement.

Caruso said that the effects of short staffing at major hubs including New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., can be magnified due to the size of the facility. He said safety is being maintained during a period of "minimal impacts" on travel.

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"I've had to scratch the trip, eat the cost of a rental vehicle cancellation and now I'm starting over to figure out when I could get there", Hitt said in a telephone interview. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) had briefly halted flights entirely at LaGuardia, one of the busiest airports in the United States, Friday morning, although that notice has now been lifted.

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"We just continue to watch this very closely, but there's only so much that we can do", Caruso said. Neither the FAA nor the National Air Traffic Controllers Association union has said that the delays are due to the shutdown.

Delays had impacted about a third of incoming flights to LaGuardia early on Friday, according to the FlightAware tracking service.

Philadelphia International Airport had reported departure delays of 1 hour and 14 minutes, but those have dropped back to normal operations by 11 a.m. LaGuardia delays were averaging 1 hour 26 minutes.

Ocon, who is considered non-essential and has not been working during the shutdown himself, added that despite their lack of pay, many controllers are working overtime hours, taking away time they might otherwise use to find alternative income and worsening the relative pain of a missed paycheck.

"The shutdown hit home, finally", said Sanjay Shetty, a management consultant from Ann Arbor, Michigan, as he waited to board a delayed plane to Detroit. "So if we have to slow things down and things take a little longer, that's what we're going to do".

This past week, around ten percent of all TSA workers have called in sick - many looking for other jobs to help pay the bills, bills not getting paid since they haven't received a paycheck since December. There have been no reports of flights being delayed at Pittsburgh due to FAA staffing at the airport.

Delta said about 200 of its flights were delayed at LaGuardia and other Northeast airports.

An aerial view of Laguardia Airport as photographed on November 10, 2018 in New York City.

"You're asking controllers, as if they were surgeons, to go ahead and perform surgery in an operating room, but we're going to withhold all your nurses and all your technicians".

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