Flight Delays Reported Amid FAA Furloughs — Mary Beth McDade Reports
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — You can expect more flight delays in the coming days, as the first round of FAA furloughs kicks in.
The FAA began the furloughs on Sunday as part of government-wide spending cuts that took effect in March due to inaction by Congress on a plan to cut the deficit.
Those budget cuts have forced the FAA to furlough 47,000 employees, including 13,000 air traffic controllers.
Air traffic controllers will have to take one to two furlough days for every two-week pay period.
According to the FAA, the furloughs are set to last through September.