Air travelers may face flight delays Monday after thousands of Federal Aviation Administration workers began their mandated furloughs over the weekend.
Plans to furlough 47,000 FAA workers, including air traffic controllers, kicked in Sunday, but did not cause major problems at local airports.
Some flights between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Washington’s Reagan National Airport left later than scheduled. But the bulk of flights in and out of National, Washington Dulles and BWI Thurgood Marshall airports were listed as being on time.
Monday, however, will test the impact of the furloughs, as air traffic ramps up for the week. The furloughs are a result of mandated government spending cuts. If you are traveling, be sure to arrive at the airport with plenty of time before your flight, and check with your airline for delays.
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