Skip to comments.Washington airports spared sequester impacts (Crappola Alert!)
Posted on 04/24/2013 10:58:20 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
The chief of the FAA told Congress today that Washington-area airports will largely escape the effects of the air traffic controller furloughs a blessing for lawmakers who fly out of the nations capitol. Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, told a congressional panel that the Washington regions airports are spaced out enough and have enough spare capacity that furloughs to air traffic controllers wont hurt as much here. -He also said Atlanta should escape major problems because the big airfield there has five runways, which makes it easier to space flights out. Thats not the case in places like New York City, where several big airports are clustered together. The furloughs of air traffic controllers which the FAA said it had to do because of budget sequesters has created delays at some airports. With fewer air traffic controllers, flights are being spaced out more, meaning planes depart their gates on time but can end up sitting on the runway for two hours awaiting clearance from the tower.
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DC spared- all it takes is for Congressman Richard Cranium to a huge flight delay and then once he gets back from his luxury PAC funded vacation, complete with underage hookers, to open the can of worms and find out what is REALLY going on with the ‘sequester’.
This will not stand.
Any time the plans of a Congressman are interrupted things get done.
You cannot delay the Elite, only the citizen!
sequester secrapster...It’s all BS!
Just like there’s plenty of money for Obama’s golf trips, Moochele’s vacations, Obamacare and its P.R., White House parties . . . whatever the Messiah wants.
I thought that was apparent in 2012, but a majority disagreed. Now they - and we - are stuck with him for the rest of the term.
Well they may sit in First Class, but if the plane aint movin’....