'Security snafu' prompts shorter lines at the airport

- Hot on the heels of a 'security snafu' at Charlotte's airport, the Department of Homeland Security announced it's taking action to cut TSA lanes down to size. 

There's nothing like walking into the airport, bag in hand, and then seeing a long line at security. 

"It can be a little scary when you're trying to catch a flight and you see the long line," MaryAnn Santos, a traveler, said.

Tens of thousands of people have missed their flights because of short staffed TSA check-points. 

Around 600 people flying through Charlotte missed their planes on Good Friday because of it. FOX 46 Charlotte asked some frequent flyers if they've ever missed a flight. 

"I don't like to run to the gate. I'm built more for comfort and not for speed," said Jodie Nicholson, traveler. 

"I'm pretty good about getting here the suggested two hours early," said Andy Owens, traveler. 

Homeland Security announced it will add more security screeners at airports across the nation, in hopes of speeding up security. 

FOX 46 Charlotte asked how many it will be adding in Charlotte, and when they'll come online. TSA said they don't have those details yet. 

"With summer coming on, schools are out, a lot of people are traveling, many people don't know the rules," Crow explained.

"They don't remember to take the laptops out, they don't remember to take the shoes off, they don't remember they can't bring bottles of water. so, adding more people to the TSA to help with that is a really good thing," Nicholson said. 

"As a taxpayer, I'm not too thrilled about that, but if it's necessary, I'm willing to go along with it. they probably don't care what I think," Owens said. 

Homeland Security said the funds will not only go to into hiring more screeners, but also bomb-sniffing dogs. 

 

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