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Airline traffic holds up despite government shutdown

  • The 10-day old government shutdown hasn't led to any significant decrease in flights so far.
  • Less than 1% of flights from major carriers have been canceled during the period with weather a factor in many of those.
  • Still, airline insiders warn the shutdown hasn't hit a tipping point in duration just yet which could affect the number flight delays and cancellations.
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Comments (4)
  • scavok
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    Shut down was likely a positive for airlines considering so many of the government workers getting paid vacations, lol
    11 Oct 2013, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • RWMostow
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    Scavok-

     

    How could a government worker take off on vacation? Suppose an East-Coaster does so, and just as they land in Hawaii, the worker is declared essential and must return.

     

    The non-essential workers are sitting around like fire fighters at the firehouse, awaiting to be summoned to duty.

     

    ;-)

     

    -rwm
    11 Oct 2013, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • jackooo
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    How can this be??? I was told the WORLD would end!!
    11 Oct 2013, 03:02 PM Reply Like
  • RWMostow
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    Jackooo-

     

    It possibly has ended, but living in Washington means that we are continuously surrounded by a blanket of hot air and fog spewing forth from Capitol Hill, 24x7x365.

     

    For all I know, my yard has drifted away weeks ago, but I cannot see it each morning when I walk down my driveway to claim my WSJ, Washington Post, and USA Today.

     

    (FYI: I am old and need the feeling of the printed page.)

     

    -rwm
    11 Oct 2013, 08:45 PM Reply Like
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