TSA Pens 10-Point Plan to Counter Long Lines Through Airport Security

Some of the nation’s busiest airports have wait times that can last hours.

Facing increasingly longer lines at airport security, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has come up with a 10-point plan to keep passengers moving without compromising the security checkpoints.

The plan, according to the Arlington Patch, includes:

  1. Maximizing the use of overtime for TSA officers
  2. Hiring more TSA officers, including another 768 this year
  3. Additional K-9 teams
  4. Allowing Federal Security Directors at airports to use more flexibility in training TSA staff for screening
  5. Developing specific plans to cut down on wait times at some of the nation’s busiest airports
  6. Reducing carry-on luggage (size and number)
  7. Asking airlines for help in non-security tasks
  8. Doing more research and development into technology that will increase passenger flow through security
  9. Encourage travelers to sign up for TSA Pre✓
  10. Working with Congress to get additional resources for the TSA

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Some airports have experienced wait times more than a few hours.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said future proposals for increasing flow of passengers will “not compromise the security of aviation or the American people.”

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