Longer Than Usual Airport Security Lines Anticipated this Summer

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SACRAMENTO -- Travelers may want to heed the often-ignored advice to get to the airport three hours before a flight during the busy summer travel season.

TSA reduced screener staffing levels in recent years while airline travel has been increasing.

As a result, airlines and airports are raising concerns about longer-than-normal wait times at TSA  security lines.

The agency is working to address the wait times. At a news conference in Seattle last month, TSA administrator Peter Neffenger announced plans to ramp up training and hiring, increase overtime hours and ask Congress for more money to address the issue.

TSA is also encouraging more passengers to apply for pre-check privileges on its website.
https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply