U.S. airlines are asking the FAA and Transportation Department to convene schedule-reduction meetings with the operators for those airports most severely affected by air traffic controller furloughs. The action would not be unprecedented as U.S. law allows the FAA to meet with airlines to agree voluntary reductions in the number of flights they operate at a severely congested airport. The FAA held such meetings in 2007 with airlines serving New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, ...

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