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Atlanta airport: More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

2 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

ATLANTA - It was taking more than an hour for passengers 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 Monday...
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Atlanta airport: More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

2 days ago   |   By National Post

ATLANTA - Screeners are working without pay at the world's busiest airport, where it's taking more than an hour for passengers to get through each of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta reported the lengthy wait times on its website shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, a busy travel day for business travellers leaving town for the week.
Airport officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment early Monday.
The partial government shutdown, now on day 24, has led to missed paychecks for Transportation Security...
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