Security lines have been growing, according to the
Airlines and other travel promoters worry that the security lines will scare off vacationers during the peak summer travel season.
To help deal with the situation, Robert Isom, American's chief operating officer, issued a letter to employees saying the Fort Worth-based airline is spending $4 million for contract workers who can reduce wait times by performing "non-screening functions like bin running and queue management so that TSA officers can focus solely on screening and security aspects of their jobs."
He added that the long lines are "unacceptable to all of us, and the federal government can, and should, do better."
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May 23, 11 a.m.: This article has been updated to include a description of what Delta Air Lines is doing to help TSA officers shorten the airport screening lines.