Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

  • Planes sit on the tarmac at the Des Moines International Airport June 13 in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DALLAS — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast.