Flights to Philadelphia International (PHL) are being delayed while in the air between 16 minutes and 30 minutes because the FAA has decided to slow down the flow of traffic through that airport.
This post is updated every 15 minutes. All times are listed in local time for the airport.
Will my flight be impacted?
Probability your flight will be impacted based on how far in the future it is scheduled to leave:
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Since this is a temporary situation it is expected that the delay will not continue for very long. As such while your flight may see a minor delay it is not likely to be canceled unless there are other issues for that specific flight.
Why Is This Happening?
Airports sometimes experience situations where more aircraft are trying to take off and land than the air traffic controllers can safely handle. During these periods the air traffic controllers can slow down the rate at which new aircraft are allowed into the area. This process is called “metering,” and will end when the local air traffic controllers can safely handle normal operations again. As such there is no way to definitely say when the delays will end.