Nightmarish Lines Continue At Airport Security Checkpoints

by CBS Chicago  |  published on May 16, 2016

CHICAGO — Travelers flying out of Chicago just can’t catch a break. With increasingly long lines to get through security at the city’s airports, many travelers have been missing their flights, and some ended up sleeping at O’Hare International Airport on Sunday.

American Airlines put out cots for fewer than 100 travelers who missed their flights Sunday night due to the long lines at TSA security checkpoints.

Adrian Petra said he missed his flight after standing in line for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

The TSA has been urging passengers to get to the airport at least two hours early for domestic flights, and three hours early for international flights. However, some passengers have said that is not enough time to get through security and still make their flight.

American Airlines said some 4,000 passengers have missed flights at O’Hare since February because of the long wait times.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Obama’s TSA crowding people together making it easier for his imported muslim suicide bombers

  • Richard Bagenstose

    get a row boat faster and safer, if you think tsa is going to make you safer your living the same lies as oboma, they couldn’t find a 20lb sledge hammer in a french poodles ass, you ain’t no safer today then you were on 9/11 , only difference is government spending billions of dollars on security that doesn’t work , hope your enjoying the pat downs and the child molesters feeling up your kids, they pat you down while bring terrorist into the country behind our backs , if that makes scents then shoot your self now

    • ajareins

      i would shoot others first…not you, lol I agree with everything else you said

  • Athanasios1

    Don’t fly. Drive. For overseas give yourself 4 hours.

    • Ramon1710 .

      And a spare set of wiper blades, just in case.

    • Retired

      Thank your government for allowing the monopoly of the Air Lines and the Hub system.

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