Flights Are Being Stopped At La Guardia Due To Government Shutdown

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The American authorities has been shut down for 35 days now and the cracks are lastly beginning to present. Not solely is PornHub’s viewership up, however now airports are being effected too. The Federal Aviation Administration has been stopping flights at La Guardia airport in New York as a result of their air visitors management towers are understaffed. As they put it on their website: “attributable to OTHER / STAFFING, there’s a Traffic Management Program in impact for visitors arriving La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA). This is inflicting some arriving flights to be delayed a mean of 1 hour and 26 minutes.”

This is inflicting delays at different airports too, like Newark and Philadelphia, for the reason that complete system is interconnected. The precise trigger, says the FAA, is that they’ve seen “slight improve in sick go away at two services” for the reason that shutdown. To fight this, they’re “augmenting staffing, rerouting visitors, and rising spacing between plane when wanted.”

As it stands, the state of affairs appears poised to go nowhere however downhill, ad infinitum to the federal government shutdown. The mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, had a dramatic take this morning that, sadly, might not be too far off the mark: “if our airports aren’t functioning properly, individuals will die.”