Airport travelers may see an increase in wait times starting Sunday due to employee furloughs

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Our country's airlines are asking federal court to stop furloughs of air traffic controllers. 

The FAA is starting the furloughs start Sunday and say travelers could feel the effect as soon as Monday. 

The airlines said the cuts could cause major delays of up to 67-hundred flights a day. 

That may mean wait times of up to four hours. The FAA said it must furlough all 47-thousand of its employees to meet the government mandated spending cuts. 

But the airlines think the FAA could make other cuts that wouldn't impact travelers. 

 

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