TSA: Many Employees Skipping Work 'Due To Financial Limitations'

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Baltimore's airport closed one of its terminals Saturday as TSA workers, who are not being paid during the government shutdown, called in sick en masse, reports the Washington Post.

The TSA lines at Huntsville International Airport on Friday weren't very long.

The TSA has been forced to consolidate screening lanes at some airports as a result of the higher levels of employees not reporting to work.

Huntsville International Airport credits the hardworking TSA agents for the short wait time passengers are experiencing when they do get to the airport. An advisory on the TSA Twitter page urged passengers to arrive early for updates.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) experienced a national rate of 8 percent of unscheduled absences on Saturday, compared to 3 percent one year ago, the USA agency said Sunday.

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Rangers are in the market for goalkeeping reinforcements to provide cover and competition for Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham. Defoe, along with Steven Davis, was given a 45-minute run-out in Sunday's 3-2 friendly win over HJK Helsinki at Ibrox.

On Saturday, TSA announced they began exercising a contingency plan at BWI due to excessive callouts and closed Checkpoint A at 5:35 p.m.

MyTSA uses information from the TSA as well as crowdsourced reports from travellers to let you know what your airport looks like.

The agency said earlier it anticipates clearing more than 8 million people in the four days of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, an increase of almost 11 percent over past year. There were longer waits at only the Atlanta (39 minutes) and Seattle (29 minutes) hubs.

"The Transportation Security Administration expects a high volume of travelers this weekend, today being the busiest day with over 2 million passengers being screened at security checkpoints nationwide", the TSA wrote this morning.

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