The Federal Aviation Administration's furlough of air traffic controllers is causing widespread flight delays at some of America's busiest airports, including
Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
Alaska Airlines has been advised that delays in general could range from 50 minutes to two hours. We will share more information on alaskaair.com, on Twitter, and in other ways as the FAA provides further information to us day by day.
We apologize if these delays affect your travel. Alaska Airlines has contingency plans in place to divert flights and shuttle passengers to and from nearby airports when delays occur. We’re committed to doing everything we can to get you and our other customers to your destination safely and on time.
Tips for Flying During Sequestration
- Check Flight Status Often
Create an alert to have flight status information sent as a text or email,
or check flight status online at alaskaair.com before you leave for the airport.
- Leave Adequate Time for Changing Planes
When booking flights in the near future, allow for extra time between flights, particularly with flights arriving from Mexico or Canada, as customs and immigration delays are also expected.
Voice Your Opinion at DontGroundAmerica.com
Visit www.dontgroundamerica.com to voice your opinion to the FAA and your congressional representatives.
You can also follow the FAA on Twitter @FAANews, or visit them at facebook.com/FAA.