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Bush Outlines Plan to Reduce Flight Delays

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By Admin on November 15, 2007 12:29 PM

Saying "we can have an aviation system that is improved," President Bush today announced a plan to reduce air traffic congestion and flight delays for the holiday season and beyond. Bush's plan includes allowing civilian airliners to use East Coast military airspace to ease congestion in the skies, and imposing a moratorium on all non-essential Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projects so that the agency can focus all of its efforts on keeping flights on schedule. The President also proposed long-term measures such as doubling the amount of compensation passengers receive when they are forced off overbooked flights, and improving real-time updates on flight status.