Planes will fly, even if government doesn't

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    Airline passengers don’t need to worry about added flight cancellations or security risks if the federal government shuts down this week.

    All employees whose jobs involve air safety will continue work as usual, according to an official at the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The Transportation Safety Administration will also operate normally, so expect the lines for their infamous pat-downs to be long, as always, but no longer than usual.

    “Air travel should not be affected in any way,” said Hani S. Mahmassani, director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center, a research institute.

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