FAA Allows Delta to Temporarily Cut Some Flights

Full refunds for canceled flights are a condition for cuts.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided last week to allow Delta Air Lines to temporarily cut off some flights at New York and Washington, D.C. airports. The FAA has waived Delta’s minimum flight slot requirements at the LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan national airports with the condition that the airline refunds or reschedules all tickets associated with the canceled flights.

These three airports are some of the busiest in the country, and factors such as weather, construction, and crew sick time have made the airports even more congested. The approval “will support Delta’s steps to make schedule adjustments and staff assignments to increase the reliability of its operations and minimize disruptions to travelers,” the FAA said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Dickson as he oversees the FAA.
  • For U.S. transportation officials as they seek to protect domestic air travelers.
  • For the staff and crews of airlines as they handle operational challenges.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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