Some US airports are warning of terminal closures and longer wait-times at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening lanes as the US partial federal government shutdown—now the longest in history—shows no sign of ending soon. TSA on Jan. 14 recorded an unscheduled employee absence rate of 6.8%, compared to a rate of 2.5% on the same day last year. While 99.1% of passengers waited less than 30 min. for standard lanes and 94.3% of passengers waited less than 15 min., ...

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