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Government Shutdown Could Cause Flight Delays And Travel Nightmares


According to Business Insider, the US government shutdown is taking its toll on the country's air traffic control network. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association says that air traffic controllers are not only understaffed but also working without pay. Due to the shutdown, newly trained controllers have been put on furlough, limiting an already depleted staff. According to the union, this will lead to increased flight delays. In a statement, the president of the NATCA said, "This staffing crisis is negatively affecting the National Airspace System, and the shutdown almost certainly will make a bad situation worse."

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