This site not only tells you about flight delays, but also has some scary information on how the people who watch our skies and keep them safe are dwindling every year, and how the FAA is not doing anything to hire more air traffic controllers.
This is from thier site:
>>>For years, aviation experts, industry pundits, and the air traffic controllers themselves have warned of a looming staffing crisis that could jeopardize the safety and efficiency of the world's greatest air traffic control system. But, as literally thousands of controllers become eligible to retire, the crisis is now upon us, leading to greater delays and a compromised system.>>>
>>>The FAA is artificially inflating staffing numbers. The FAA says it currently adequately staffed because it has inflated its staffing numbers by hiring supervisors instead of controllers. It is taking more people from controller jobs - meaning skilled professionals watching our skies - to fill numerous vacant supervisor positions, leaving fewer real controllers to work traffic. Many large en route centers have lost more than a half dozen veteran controllers to fill unnecessary supervisors' positions in 2004 alone. At Washington Center for example, 19 air traffic controllers were moved to the supervisory ranks. Nationwide, the FAA averages fewer than eight controllers for every first line supervisor - and that doesn't even consider the high numbers of second level and third level managers (all paid at higher rates than the controllers they supervise). >>>
>>>Recently Imposed Transfer Restrictions are Harming the Safety of the System.
The FAA has made it impossible for experienced controllers at lower volume facilities to transfer to higher level facilities (which would allow new trainees to enter into the system at the lower volume facilities where they have the greatest chance of succeeding at becoming certified. Two years ago, the FAA restricted voluntary moves that would be at no cost to the government and instead implemented a restrictive waiver process. This summer, the FAA has worsened the problem by canceling all moves after June 5 for an indefinite period of time while it implements a new pay scale that would penalize experienced controllers if they move to busy locations where they are most needed.>>>
It is scary to think that day by day, our skies are bocomming less safe. It's only going to be a matter of time before an air traffic controller gets stressed out and acidentally collides 2 planes together.
It already happened at LAX in 1990 when an air traffic controller cleared a USAir plane to land when a SkyWest plane was sitting on the runway. The US air plane landed on the sky west plane and killed more than 30 people.
Maybe it's time to start driving.