If you’re traveling by plane this holiday season, here’s a reminder about the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) website, AvoidDelays.com. The site provides information on what really is happening in the nation’s air travel and offers tips to avoid some of the worst bottlenecks. (See video.)
According to two major federal studies, the record numbers of delays and near misses in 2007 are the result of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) putting airline passenger safety at risk because of its refusal to negotiate a contract with air traffic controllers. The result, as we’ve noted many times this year, is that air traffic controllers are overworked, underpaid and stressed out.