• Atlanta airport: More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

    3 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    ATLANTA - Air travelers endured waits of more than an hour to get through domestic checkpoints at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta on Monday, the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown.
    No-shows among screeners across the nation soared Sunday and again Monday, when the Transportation Security Administration reported a national absence rate of 7.6 percent, compared with 3.2 percent on the comparable Monday a year ago.
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reported the long lines on its website...
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