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Flight Delays Pile Up Monday After FAA Budget Cuts

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NEW YORK (AP) - It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.
    
Some flights out of New York and Washington were delayed by more than two hours as the Federal Aviation Administration kept planes on the ground. The federal agency has said furloughs of air traffic controllers could lead to delays if there weren't enough people to monitor busy air corridors.
    
For instance, the 8 a.m. US Airways shuttle pushed back from the gate at Reagan National Airport six minutes early but didn't take off until 9:58 a.m. The plane landed at 10:48 a.m. - more than two and a half hours later than its scheduled time.

 

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