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FAA; Covid hitting staff   Travel by Plane

Started Jan-1 by Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 125 views.

FAA warns it may be forced to delay flights because of Covid

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning more air travel headaches may be in store, even as airlines cancel thousands of flights because of coronavirus crew shortages and other issues.

The FAA said Friday an "increased number" of its own employees are testing positive for the virus. That could force it to implement health and cleaning procedures that reduce the number of flights the system can handle.
"To maintain safety, traffic volume at some facilities could be reduced, which might result in delays during busy periods," the FAA said.
Airlines canceled more than 11,000 flights since Christmas Eve, including more than 1,000 already scrapped from Saturday and Sunday schedules. But none of those were the result of FAA issues, the agency said.
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