Aviation Industry Watches for Signs of Trouble as Shutdown Enters Critical Week

The Transportation Security Administration has not seen a significant uptick in airport screening wait times, the agency said Monday, as concerns mount about the potential for disruption to the country's air travel system due to the federal government shutdown now in its third week.The TSA screened 2.2 million passengers across the country Sunday with 99.8 percent waiting less than 30 minutes, according to spokesman Michael Bilello. Nine out of 10 passengers were screened in less than 15 minutes, with PreCheck lanes average wait times of less than five minutes, he said."We are grateful to the more than 51,000 agents across the country who remain focused on the mission and are respectful to the traveling public as they continue the important work necessary to secure the national transportation systems," Bilello said in a statement.  Continue reading...

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