The so-called sequester could have a direct impact on airports and flights out of Memphis International.
Air traffic control towers could potentially be shut down in Millington , Jackson, Tennessee, Olive Branch and Tupelo, Mississippi.
Memphis International Airport Director Larry Cox says that the cuts could shut down two of the facility's three security checkpoints.
But Cox say an even bigger problem for you would begin with major airports, and trickle down to Memphis.
He said you should prepare to travel as if there were weather-related changes to your flight.
"So I'm not saying there won't be any impact but I'm saying what ever we have here would be minimal," said Cox.
FedEx said they are monitoring the situation, but it is too early to comment.
But, a spokesman for the shipping giant said they have plans in place for just about anything.