Thursday was a very, very bad day for TSA, with separate major issues at two busy airports. Their troubles are literally lining up and piling up.
CHICAGO: At Midway Airport, there were long lines – very long lines – of passengers trying to get through security Thursday night. Some said they waited over an hour to get through the checkpoint.
One passenger was thoughtful enough to take a video of the entire line, as it stretched around several corners and down hallways throughout the airport.
Reportedly, by 10 p.m. Thursday night the line had returned to normal.
TSA officials have reported that they have lost thousands of employees and some have yet to be replaced.
WATCH THIS VIDEO, then scroll down to see the TSA flub-up at the next airport – PILES AND PILES of luggage!!
PHOENIX: Sky Harbor International Airport – Technical issues caused massive delays in baggage screening, when a TSA computer error meant every single piece of checked luggage had to be searched by HAND.
The result – a MOUNTAIN of 3,000 checked bags missed their outbound flights and passengers arrived at their destinations with no luggage.
A Sky Harbor spokeswoman said when everything is working properly, only about 10 percent of all checked bags are hand-searched. Thursday’s problem was not a safety issue, but it did affect all three of the airport’s terminals. The bags had to be loaded onto trucks and driven to Tucson and San Diego, then screened and flown to their destinations.
One couple who arrived at the airport with a large suitcase were told it could take two to three days to get to their destination. “Our TRIP is three days,” the man said.
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