TSA: If you don’t want to miss your flight, do this

TSA: If you don’t want to miss your flight, do this

The Transportation Security Administration is warning some travelers that they should show up three hours before their scheduled flights.

This weekend people who were flying out of O’Hare and Midway say lines were out of control, hundreds of people deep. And that isn’t just the story in Chicago, but in lots of airports all across the country.

Now it’s not only making the travelers mad, but the airlines too. “We don’t think that efficiency and effectiveness in screening needs to be mutually exclusive,” says Jean Medina, senior vice president of Airlines for America. “We think that you can be both efficient and effective as you screen people, and that’s really what we’d like to see.”

In June, the TSA will hire 768 new officers to expedite screening.

For now, the agency is encouraging frequent fliers to sign up for pre-check.

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