Reports have surfaced describing long airport security check point wait times at airports over the past several days due to a possible “sick out” being staged by TSA screeners.
As the partial government shutdown continues TSA workers are among the many federal employees who are being required to work even though they are not currently receiving a paycheck.
TSA officials confirmed more employees have called in sick as the government shut down drags on. However, they say the impact to travelers has been minimal as “To date, screening wait times remain well within TSA standards.” Airports officials seem to be in agreement saying that they are seeing little to no impact on security lines despite reports of a higher than normal number of TSA agents calling in sick.
Travelers should continue to monitor this situation and allow extra time to clear security to be on the safe side.
Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.