With many air traffic controllers on unpaid leave, lawmakers criticized the agency for how it was handling the automatic budget cuts required by sequestration.

  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs
    President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
  • Congress Passes Bill to End Flight Delays
    The House gave quick and overwhelming approval Friday to legislation to give the secretary of transportation enough financial flexibility to bring the nation’s air traffic control system back up to full strength and end the mounting flight delays that had become a political headache for Congress. More
  • U.S. economy grows at 2.5% rate in 1st quarter
    U.S. economic growth accelerated from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years. The strength offset further declines in government spending that are expected to drag on growth throughout the year. More
  • FAA clears Boeing battery fix, ending 787 flight ban
    The Federal Aviation Administration gave formal approval on Thursday for a new lithium-ion battery system for Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner, ending a three-month ban and clearing airlines to fly the plane with passengers again. More
  • Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow
    Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds.Despite ...
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  • Travelers Stranded At LAX After Spirit Airlines Flights Are Canceled
    Stemming from a problem that began over the weekend, hundreds of Spirit Airlines flights were canceled nationwide Monday.
    08/2/2021 - 6:10 pm | View Link
  • As COVID continue to surge, so does airline travel
    Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta ...
    08/2/2021 - 3:07 pm | View Link
  • Spirit says weather, ‘operational challenges’ to blame for flight cancelations, delays
    Many Spirit flights have been canceled or delayed due to “a series of weather and operational challenges,” the airline says.
    08/2/2021 - 6:50 am | View Link
  • Spirit: Weather, operational challenges caused flight delays
    Weather and some “operational challenges" resulted in a number of Spirit Airlines flight delays and cancellations over the weekend, the South Florida-based airline said.
    08/2/2021 - 4:34 am | View Link
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