Officials at Dulles and Reagan National airports say wait times have increased as much as 30 minutes at some security checkpoints because of the sequester.
Frederick officials are please with an Federal Aviation Administration that will keep the airport's control tower operating through the end of September.
Airline groups have file suit to seeking to block the FAA from furloughing air traffic controllers.
The sequester begins on Friday, and aviation officials and industry workers warned about the potential for major delays and other travel headaches.
Republican leaders are demanding more information from Secretary Ray LaHood on FAA cuts.
The looming sequester could snarl air travel nationwide. But the cuts won't touch a small airport in Oklahoma.