Experts say FAA furloughs could delay some travelers by up to three hours. Tell us if you’re worried about a potential impact on your air travels.
Got plans to travel by air? You may need some more time on your hands. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday reported that airline passengers could see delays of up to three hours due to furloughs to air traffic controllers. The furloughs, which took effect Sunday, could potentially delay when flights take off or land. A lawsuit has been filed to stop the furloughs, the newspaper reported, but the earliest a hearing could be held is sometime next week. Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.
Millions of miles will be traveled as families head out of town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s. And all this travel could cost you a small fortune. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help you save some money.
Timing Matters – The time of your flight could save you big bucks according to TheFrugalista.com. Natalie McNeal, aka The Frugalista, says traveling early Wednesday morning or late Tuesday evening is the best way to get a great deal. If you’re going home for Thanksgiving, McNeal suggests flying in on Turkey Day morning. “The airport wasn’t crowded, people were cheerful and my flight was super cheap,” said McNeal in her blog. Membership Has its Privileges – You may be aware of discounts through AAA or AARP, but there are a number of organizations that receive travel discounts and you may already be a member. Unions, college alumni groups and even your employer may take part in discount programs. And think outside of the typical 10% off a …