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Almost 7,000 delays on Monday, according to FlightStats

SkyTalkSky Talk – Flightstats.com, a website that keeps track of real-time flight data, said there were almost 7,000 flights delayed on Monday and another 400 flights cancelled.

The airport with the highest number of delays was New York’s LaGuardia Airport. More than half of its flights, 52.67 percent were delayed on Monday.

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Flight delays rise on first business day after federal cuts begin

LosAngelesTimesLos Angeles Times – On Monday, the first business day after budget cuts forced the furlough of air traffic controllers, the on-time performance of the nation’s airlines dropped nearly 10%.

That was a finding based on statistics compiled by Flightstats.com, a website that monitors airline performance rates.
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Facing FAA furloughs, fliers could be looking at long delays and canceled flights

NBCNewsTravelNBC News Travel – With furloughs for the nation’s air traffic controllers set to begin on Sunday, fliers may need to rethink their travel plans — and their traditional weekend rallying cry.

“What happened to TGIF?” asked Faye Malarkey Black, senior vice president – legislative affairs for the Regional Airlines Association (RAA), during a press conference on Friday. “I guess now we can just say, Thank God it’s not Sunday yet.”
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SAA claims top awards

TimesLiveTimesLive – South African Airways said yesterday that it had received two awards, from an independent information service and a German trade magazine. Spokesman Tlali Tlali said SAA was honoured as “the most on-time airline in the world” and as “best business-class product”.
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Bad week to fly via O’Hare; cancellations top 2,200

USA TodayUSA Today – More than 1,700 flights have been canceled since Wednesday at Chicago O’Hare, which has been hammered by a persistently stormy weather pattern.

Go back to Tuesday — when a computer outage at American Airlines snarled its operations — and more than 2,250 flights have been canceled during that period.
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