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Airport Travel Won’t Be Affected Right Away by Sequester

ICHIRO/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- You're not an employee with a federal agency but you're worried anyway about the sequester because you've booked a flight and have been hearing all kinds of nightmare scenarios about air travel.

If this description fits you, you can rest at ease -- at least for now.

FareCompare.com's Rick Seaney contends that folks who've made travel plans during this month won't have much to worry about because airport worker layoffs or furloughs won't occur for at least 30 days.

If Washington gets their act together and resolves the issue of automatic spending cuts by sometime in March, then things ought to be okay for flyers.

Otherwise, according to Seaney, "there's going to be a lot of pain and agony in air travel starting in April."

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