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President-elect arrival causes delays at PBIA

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It was another busy night at PBIA, as Chuck Woody of Boynton Beach is waiting for his friends to arrive.

"From New York," he said.

Once he got to the airport, the news spread of President-elect Trump making an arrival.

"I'm on a time schedule, I've got it all planned and if he's coming in that's going to really throw a monkey wrench into it," says Woody.

Luckily Friday night, there were no delays for Chuck.

However, there could be in the future for many passengers with airplane traffic coming to a temporary standstill until the President-elect leaves the airport.

Ron Taylor is the President of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization. He says the biggest issue could be connection flights.

"Connection flights now are pretty tight so that could be an issue for the public that it might not be a Palm Beach it could be your connection in Atlanta that delay could be a 35 minutes. That could be an impact so they're not going to hold you in Atlanta because of a delay in Palm Beach," says Taylor.

President-elect Trump is expected to stay at Mar-a-Lago for the holidays.

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