The FAA on Jan. 25 ordered a ground delay for flights destined for New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) because of an uptick in air traffic controllers calling in sick at a distant enroute center, apparently because of the US government shutdown. The disruption came amid news that President Donald Trump and congressional leaders had reached a tentative agreement to end the five-week-old shutdown. As of noon local time, the FAA reported an average delay of 1:26 hrs. for some flights ...

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