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I was flying just northeast of Dallas on Monday, April 22. This was the first day of sequester-induced cutbacks of controllers.

Fort Worth Center:
"King Air 12345, cleared direct FINGR for the FINGR3 arrival."

King Air 12345:
"Cleared direct FINGR."

Fort Worth Center:
"They told us not to give any shortcuts today, but I don't see any way to do it except to give you the finger."

I was laughing too hard to hear the King Air's reply.

Steve Beckerdite
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