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JetBlue CEO: Air Travel Is Nearing A 'Tipping Point' Because Of The Government Shutdown


JetBlue's chief executive had some of the strongest words yet about the government shutdown's impact on air travel on security screeners, air traffic controllers, and other federal aviation workers. Business Insider reporting that Robin Hayes told investors during a fourth quarter earnings call that the airline's day-to-day operations have "not seen a significant impact" its bookings or operations yet. However, "we are close to a tipping point, as many of these employees are about to miss a second paycheck," he warned. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed their second paycheck on Friday thanks to the partial government shutdown that's now on day 35 with no end in sight.

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