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Sequestration cuts to cause turbulence at airports

by A Martínez with Leo Duran | Take Two®

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Travelers are stopped at a security check point at Los Angeles International Airport on November 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Orbitz named LAX as the nation's busiest airport for 2011 Thanksgiving travel. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Next time you're at the airport, get ready for some turbulence, and that's even before you take off.

Because of sequestration, the FAA will be furloughing 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, starting next month. There might also be epic waits at the security line because the TSA says cuts will reduce their staffing as well.

Meanwhile, you might expect to pay more for a ticket based on the personal data the airlines collect on you.

Barbara Peterson is the senior aviation correspondent for Conde Nast Traveler, and has an update on all things air travel.


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