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Senate votes to end air traffic controller furloughs

Flight Delays Feared As Sequester Forces Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

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Passengers check in at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Delays have been reported throughout the nation because of the furloughing of air traffic controllers under sequestration. The average delay overnight in the Southern California Terminal Radius Approach Control (TRACON) was was three hours.

Congress is coming together with an aim to end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The Senate voted to do so last night, and now the bill heads to the House.

A few days ago we checked in on the effect the furlough was having at LAX with Mike Foote, head of the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers. Foote joins the show with thoughts on this effort to end the furloughs. 


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