CheapOair®, an online travel agency and leading provider of cheap flights, has been closely monitoring the partial government shutdown and today issued an advisory to travelers to allow extra time at the airport while the shutdown continues.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the government agency responsible for operating airport security checkpoints, continues to suffer as agents remain unpaid. Increasing numbers of call-outs by TSA agents are expected to cause massive delays and CheapOair is stressing the importance of adding extra travel time when heading to the airport. Priority and TSA Pre✓®passengers should also expect their wait times at security checkpoints to increase as the TSA shifts agents around to maximize coverage.
“Our suggestion would be for all passengers to arrive at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights and at least three and a half hours for international travel,” said Tom Spagnola, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations at CheapOair. “It is critical, now more than ever, to understand the requirements for what can pass through TSA to help the agents clear passengers through security quickly.”
By consistently monitoring travel trends, CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning their travel accommodations and staying current on the most popular destinations.
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