FAA Warn Airline Delays Will Get Worse

If you are planning on flying this year, bring a good book along.

2006 saw record airline delays and the F.A.A. warn it is probably only going to get worse.

It is no surprise that New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco are the choke points.

And the woman who runs the F.A.A. says she does not have much good news:

There are too many passengers, too few runways, and overloaded airports.

Add in some thunderstorms, and a little snow and the delays quickly mount.
F.A.A Administrator Marion Blakey said, "The bad news is we're going to see more and more delays unless we change the system itself. And that means moving to an automated satellite system, we call it the Nextgen."

But Nextgen could be years away.

Until then, airlines recommend you watch your flight status on-line.

Also, give the airline your cell phone number and e-mail in case of delay.


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