America’s busiest airport is warning passengers that they might want to arrive very early for their flight. Because of the government shutdown, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says travelers may need three hours to clear TSA. Transportation Security Administration agents are working without pay during the shutdown. There have been nationwide reports of agents calling in sick. Some U.S. airports have closed terminals because of the shutdown.
TSA Confirms 'Sick Out' Affecting Airports: What to Know Before You Travel During the Government Shutdown https://t.co/JlDMxu5Bp2
— People (@people) January 16, 2019
Today on TODAY: Chaos at the airports with the government shutdown dragging on. The TSA forced to close airport security checkpoints across the country, leading to massive delays.
We'll have what to expect if you're flying in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/PbNECrENHW
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 15, 2019
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) January 15, 2019
With rising sickout calls from TSA screeners and operation-critical inspections not being conducted, industry analysts say airlines are on a collision course with a catastrophe of Washington’s making. https://t.co/Khiazkw8YM
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 15, 2019
— Secret Flying (@SecretFlying) January 15, 2019
— Travel Noire (@TravelNoire) January 15, 2019