FAA's Plan to Prevent Travel Season Nightmares
The Federal Aviation Administration is taking steps to make sure Winter travel season isn't a nightmare for passengers.
The FAA is proposing to airlines and airports to do the following to ensure smooth operations:
- Create a webpage monitored by the FAA where airports can continuously update passengers on delays. That way, airlines can decide which airports they want to send diverted flights based on available personnel and equipment.
- Expand FAA-hosted teleconferences with airlines to also include airports. Having airport officials join the conversation will inform officials about weather-related problems and other difficulties that will affect the flow of air traffic.
- Create a system that will better identify diverted flights. This would heighten situational awareness about the potential congestion on the ground at airports and for planes in the air that run low on fuel.