ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-- Thousands of air traffic controllers are off the job, but so far that has not created major problems for passengers at Lambert.
Due to automatic federal budget cuts, called sequestration, the Federal Aviation Administration has been forced to cut working hours for 45,000 employees, including controllers.
So far, that's resulting in delays at major airports like those in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver.
But so far Lambert reports only a few scattered short delays. But experts say this will end up delaying travelers, as controllers try to maintain safety margins.
Republican lawmakers including Missouri Senator Roy Blunt are attacking the Obama administration over the controller furloughs.
They claim automatic cuts could have been made elsewhere.