MSP Not Seeing Flight Delays ... Yet
Federal budget cuts have led the FAA to furlough a tenth of its air traffic controllers around the country. The cuts went into effect Sunday night and could potentially delay as many as 6,700 daily flights around the country.
At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport there hasn't been a spike in delays, but a spokesperson says the situation could change on a daily basis.
"When you take staffing down by 10 percent, it's hard to imagine there won't be some impact," Patrick Hogan with MSP said.
The FAA has released a list of 14 airports that will be impacted the most, they include New York (JFK and LaGuardia), Chicago Midway, Atlanta and Miami. Travel experts say it's more important than ever to check the status of your flight ahead of time.