The FAA was shut down today, did anyone notice?

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    Hey QW, I'm flying out with my family Monday from Indy to Tampa, can you tell us what this means for us? Thanks! (We already have our plane tickets, anything else I need to know or do?)
     
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    A bunch of airport construction projects are delayed.
    Liberals would like you to believe planes are falling out of the sky.
     
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    It doesn't mean anything. The FAA still makes sure planes, airlines, and airports are safe. They just don't have any money to spend on construction, or subsidies for smaller airports and airlines. My guess is that, if this continues, we will see some of the commuter services either stopped or the prices for those will go up dramatically. Then the smaller airports will shut down, and larger construction projects will run out of money and stop. It will be bad if it keeps up for long, but tickets prices will go down for a bit.
     
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    FAA construction workers are affected. The essential personnel will still work. So, travelers shouldn't see much of anything.
     
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    So the Democrats didn't cave to the Republicans let us screw the working man? Good for them!
     
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    Does this mean air traffic controllers can't sleep in the towers any more?
     
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    OK, thanks everyone, I wasn't sure what to expect!

    I haven't flown since 2002, so I'm still getting used to all the stuff I can and can't do.
     
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    Just call the airline -
    You'll be fine.
     
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    We want to see your body scan.. :cool:
     

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