The FAA has warned for some time that the impact of the 'sequester' on its staffing would be felt by air travelers. On Sunday, flight delays began stacking up above New York's, and other, airports.
Planes arriving in the airspace above New York area airports Sunday night began to stack up in holding patterns, with delays ultimately stretching out to about 80 minutes. In Los Angeles delays on incoming flights were nearly as long.
On Monday, delays also began to mount, reaching nearly three hours at JFK Airport and more than an hour and a half at LaGuardia.
Travelers were not amused.
Another flyer, Jake Bley tweeted, “Flight delay and I'm a grumpy cat.”
Welcome to the new world of flying during the mandatory, cross-the-board federal budget cuts known as the "sequester."
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