U.S. airlines are asking the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) to suspend its time restrictions on tarmac delays until the sequestration-related furloughs of air traffic controllers are over, which could be as late as Oct. 1. The FAA is furloughing controllers for one day for every two-week pay period through the rest of this federal fiscal year, and is predicting a significant increase in flight delays as a result, especially at some of the country’s busiest airports. The agency ...
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