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FAA furloughs in place at Jacksonville International Airport

11:11 AM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We may start feeling more from sequestrations, this time at the airport.

All 47,000 of the FAA's employees are on furlough as of Sunday.

A spokesperson at Jacksonville International Airport said operations are expected to function as normal this week for travelers.

Air traffic controllers at JAX are furloughed between midnight and 4 a.m. According to the airport spokesperson, there are not regular flights scheduled during that time.

Travelers could see the effects from the larger airports. Some flights coming into the airport Monday were delayed more than an hour.

"It gets crazy when every body's delayed. You sit around the terminal, the chargers are out, cell phones die, lap tops die, it's so frustrating. You don't want to complain, you know that it's no body's fault but it happens," says traveler Courtney Peerson.

The FAA and the airlines disagree on whether these furloughs are necessary and are asking the federal court to stop the furloughs.

First Coast News

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