DALLAS | Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

8Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

DALLAS — Jan 08, 2019—The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.

Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid.

Safety inspectors aren’t even on the job. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Monday that inspectors are being called back to work on a case-by-case basis, with a priority put on inspecting airline fleets.

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