Wednesday May. 23, 2007 @ 10:02 pm By

MSNBC reports recently that the FAA is expanding a fairly new program this summer to help mitigate those weather related delays….

“The agency’s “airspace flow program” allows airlines to choose between flying longer routes to avoid stormy weather or accepting delays that are aggravating for fliers and costly for the industry.”

Actually, seems like a good idea to us on paper as last years trial showed a 9% decrease in weather delays due to this program. So, they are looking to expand it into new regions. Nice. At least they are allowing an option.

The article further states that…

“”If your flight isn’t scheduled to fly through bad weather you don’t have to sit on the tarmac,” FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said in a prepared statement. “If it is (affected by bad weather), your airline has the choice of taking a delay… or flying around the storm.””

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