Sacramento: High anxiety over air delaysgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread
This article points to labor and weather issues
being the problem, but here are some counter
arguments from the article.
Sacramentans booked on United Airlines
flights continued to complain about delays
and cancellations in and out of Sacramento
International Airport -- disruptions that
have come without warning and created
periodic crushes of frustrated passengers.
. . .
"One cancellation is not unusual but three
in one day with one airline is not a normal
occurrence," said Gregg Weissenfluh, assistant
landside operations manager at Sacramento
. . .
Adding to travelers' sense of uncertainty,
United's arrival and departure monitors in
Sacramento have periodically gone blank,
reported airport officials and passengers in
Aviation expert Michael Boyd said weather
and labor unrest are small problems compared
to the much larger issue of the nation's
outdated air traffic control system.
"Failures of the air traffic control system
caused 35 percent more delays among all airlines
last year," said Boyd. "It's not just weather,
it's the system's inability to deal with weather."
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