Atlanta airport: More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

ATLANTA (AP) — Screeners are working without pay at the world’s busiest airport, where it’s taking more than an hour for passengers to get through each of its three checkpoints.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta reported the lengthy wait times on its website shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, a busy travel day for business travelers leaving town for the week.

Airport officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment early Monday.

The partial government shutdown, now on day 24, has led to missed paychecks for Transportation Security Administration workers across the nation, and airports are having to make adjustments.

Miami International Airport closed one of its terminals for part of the weekend because twice as many TSA workers as usual were calling in sick.

Categories: National News