» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 80 | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Government Warns of More Flight Delays as Blame Flies

SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | AP Airlines Writer

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NEW YORK (AP) – A day after flight delays plagued much of the U.S., air travel is smoother Tuesday. But the government is warning passengers that the situation can change by the hour as it runs the nation's air traffic control system with a smaller staff.

Airlines and members of Congress urged the Federal Aviation Administration to find other ways to make mandatory budget cuts besides furloughing controllers. While delays haven't been terrible yet, the airlines are worried about the long-term impact late flights will have on their budgets and on fliers.

US Airways CEO Doug Parker said he doesn't believe the furloughs can be tolerated for long.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pointed the finger at Congress, which forced government agencies to cut spending after failing to reach a deficit-reduction plan.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 86 12,712
MORTGAGES 114 114 16,584
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 4 3,294
BUILDING PERMITS 162 162 27,856
BANKRUPTCIES 68 68 10,558
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 23 4,227
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 112 112 16,462
MARRIAGE LICENSES 33 33 3,724

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.