Reports filed over the time it took U.S. Transportation Security
Administration to screen passengers grew more than 10-fold, to 513
this past March from 48 in March 2015. Concern about lack of
courtesy by TSA screeners increased more than three-fold, to 1,012
in March from 294 a year ago. […]
The TSA is trying to get 500 new airport screeners through
training and onto the job by the end of June as a growth in
travelers has led to longer lines at airports. Almost 6,800 people
traveling on American Airlines missed flights in March due to
delays at TSA checkpoints, airline spokesman Casey Norton said in
an interview earlier this month.
Almost 7,000 people in a single month, just on American. That’s unacceptable. TSA has never been competent at conducting airport screening — but this year the whole thing is collapsing upon itself.