It's Not Us, It's You: TSA Says Travelers Are To Blame For Long Lines
TSA says its security checkpoints are slowed down by unprepared passengers, but officials disagree.By Calvin Stovall | May 13, 2016
The Transportation Security Administration isn't taking its rough week lying down. After two major airports threatened to dump the agency over the long lines it generates, the TSA responded by shifting the blame to unprepared travelers.
A statement noted, "Passenger preparedness can have a significant impact on wait times at security checkpoints nationwide." It also blamed staff cutbacks.
This week, travelers used #IHateTheWait to document horrendous lines at airports in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and other cities.