According to a USA Today story, Fliers in and out of New York, Florida and the mid-Atlantic have experienced delays today because of the effects of automatic federal budget cuts that have furloughed some air-traffic controllers. Newark was among the first Monday to suffer “traffic management” delays that are a result of the controller furloughs. Delays at that airport – a hub for United, the nation’s biggest carrier – had topped an hour earlier this morning, though they had cleared by noon ET. Long delays -including some back-ups of nearly two hours – had sporadically hit some of the East’s busier airports during the morning and early afternoon.
As of 1 p.m. ET, Baltimore/Washington International was suffering delays of 90 minutes or more, with furloughs appearing to behind the problems there. Earlier problems had come and gone at Charlotte, Washington National and Washington Dulles, though the sporadic nature of the “volume” and “traffic management” delays meant they could resurface.
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