The Federal Aviation Administration halted flights heading into New York‘s Laguardia airport amid an air traffic controller staff shortage. Flights were also reportedly delayed in Newark, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Jacksonville.
3. What's impactful about what happened with LGA just now is the fact that the FAA command center, which is staffed by both union (NATCA) and FAA managers, coded the ground stop as staffing-related. That's a big deal and designed to send a message
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) January 25, 2019