Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages.

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      On Friday, La Guardia Airport was closed off to arriving flights. Credit John Taggart for The New York Times

      “The delays cascaded along the Eastern Seaboard, reaching as far north as Boston. La Guardia was the only airport that had been closed off to departing flights from other cities because it was so crowded with planes taking off and landing on a weekday morning. Delays on flights into La Guardia were averaging almost an hour and a half, the F.A.A. said.

      On Friday staffing problems at two air-traffic control facilities on the East Coast, one near Washington and one in Jacksonville, Fla., prompted the F.A.A. to slow traffic in and out of airports. Those facilities manage air traffic at high altitudes.”

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