1. Airports are dealing with massive lines during the government shutdown  AOL
  2. Amid shutdown, local officials buy lunch for TSA screeners at this N.J. airport  NJ.com
  3. TSA officers prepare for missed paychecks as aviation industry pleads for an end to the shutdown  CNBC
  4. It's still safe to fly. But maybe not, if the shutdown drags on  CNN
  5. The shutdown's effect on air traffic control — and how to end it | TheHill  The Hill
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The US partial government shutdown began on Saturday, December 22. 

While the federal government shutdown continues, county officials surprise TSA workers at Trenton-Mercer Airport with a pizza lunch

TSA officers are preparing for their first missed paycheck since the shutdown began Dec. 22. The some 51,000 officers are among the roughly 420,000 essential federal employees who are required to work through the shutdown. Air traffic controllers and customs officials are also working without pay. The aviation industry is pleading with the Trump administration and lawmakers to end the shutdown.

Is air travel as safe as usual during the shutdown? Aviation experts say yes -- for now.

The modern American economy literally could not function without controllers’ eyes on the skies.