San Antonio International sees few delays despite furlough

Delays mount in other parts of country

Air travelers watched airport monitors closely Monday, as furloughs for air traffic controllers took hold. 

Delays mounted in some parts of the country.

However, San Antonio International saw few, if any, delays.

"It’s not an issue at all,” said Terri Doerr, who was traveling from Minneapolis. “We've been on-time and we actually arrived early."

"I'm pleasantly surprised, so hopefully my return flight will be just as smooth,” added traveler Jim Jordan, who arrived from Chicago.

For most travelers to San Antonio Monday, it was business as usual, despite mandatory furloughs taken by air traffic controllers. The Federal Aviation Administration released this statement to KSAT:

“San Antonio is not among the airports where we expect to see serious delays on a daily basis. However, air traffic controllers at all of our facilities will be subject to furloughs. Depending on the time of day, the weather and traffic conditions at other airports, it's possible that delays still could affect flight schedules. In general, 10 percent of controllers at any facility are on furlough every day.”

The FAA is asking passengers to check ahead for flights by using the website fly.faa.

Early in the day, it was the Northeast that was seeing most of the delays due to the fewer numbers of air traffic controllers and high volumes of flights.

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