TRANSPORTATION
People arriving on international flights were said to experience delays at airport customs and immigration booths, including at Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in ... more 
TRANSPORTATION
People arriving on international flights were said to experience delays at airport customs and immigration booths, including at Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago. Officials said Monday that's because they closed lanes that would have previously been staffed by workers on overtime. Though the spending cuts went into effect last week, furloughs of air traffic controllers won't kick in until April because the Federal Aviation Administration is required by law to give its employees advance notice. Officials have warned that the nation's busiest airports could be forced to close some of their runways, causing widespread flight delays and cancellations. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood predicts flights to cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco could have delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because fewer controllers will be on duty. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) less 
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Wed, Mar 6, 2013 2:00 PM EST