Skip to comments.All bets are off for shutdown's impact on Super Bowl
Posted on 01/17/2019 1:38:05 PM PST by EdnaMode
When it comes to Super Bowl LIII, air traffic controllers are flying blind.
The government shutdown has already resulted in canceled planning meetings for the Feb. 3 game in Atlanta, and if the federal budget impasse continues, airport screeners and flight controllers at the busiest airport in the world will be working on game day for no pay.
Dan McCabe, a National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative, told NBC News that his colleagues had been holding meetings over the past year to prepare for the surge in travelers to the area. But now the planning meetings, which included officials from his union, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Football League, have been grounded.
"As soon as the shutdown happened, these meetings stopped happening," McCabe said. As a result, controllers feel less prepared than they'd like for the anticipated 1,500 additional flights a day to the area during Super Bowl week.
"When we work on something as big as the Super Bowl the biggest spectator event in the country it takes us a lot of time to plan on extra airplanes and traffic," McCabe said. "We're going to keep the event safe, but we want it to be an enjoyable event for everybody. It's frustrating that I know it won't be as good as it could be."
The impact of the shutdown has already been on display at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Travelers say they have been forced to wait on security lines for up to three hours because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration agents, who've also been working without pay.
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When does the Shutdown start affecting the orbit of the Earth?
More evidence, as if any were needed, that government is too large, too burdensome, and too intrusive.
Feh. I watch the Kitten Bowl.
It’s already casting shadows of Nancy Pelosi on the moon!
People need to wake up to the seriousness of having an open border and if it interferes with their Super Bowl, tough.
Haven't you heard? The earth's magnetic field is already collapsing...oh, and flat-Earther told me not to worry, the sun lamp and moon lamp on the sky sphere are not govt funded.
I don’t watch NFL, but I heard they are having a rapper do the half time show. That will be a proud moment for America, I’m sure.
Superbowl? Is this something by the anti-American National Felon League? Maybe they should all kneel and ask Obama for his help.
Really? What does the leftist media call that thing with all the numbers on it that all government workers always get after a shutdown that most of us call backpay?
How can these presstitutes sleep at night knowing they are lying straight through their teeth like common lowlife thugs on the street who deal drugs to the junkies?
BS, fake news.
I’m pretty sure the NFL knows how to charter a private jet.
Most importantly, what effect does the U.S. Government partial shutdown have on Global Warming???
This is Hugh! And Series!!
Ha! Do think Trump is going to worry about adversely affecting the NFL?
Your question made me laugh, because I know somewhere in the country, there’s a Dem-Writer trying to calculate that very equation. “It’s settled science!”
Ha! Post of the week.
No wonder POTUS was so eager to take credit for this “shut-down”. Chuck and Nancy should have taken him seriously when he asked them not to throw him into the briar patch. When this is all over, these ass-clown dem fossils will be thrown out on their ear, by their own people. Leaving Occasional Cortex and her merry band of commies firmly in control of the democrat party.
They should shutdown the Stupid Bowl.
They are not working with no pay. The check will merely be delayed.
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