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Increased TSA measures causing missed flights

Posted at 6:43 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 18:43:51-04

After the terror attacks in Brussels, the TSA increased security measures which lead to longer lines at airports. 

This week, airlines have been vocal about the delays. American Airlines said it is "unacceptable" that 6,800 of its passengers missing flights over spring break because of TSA checkpoints. 

Some of the country's biggest airports have threatened to hire private security if TSA doesn't get its act together. Passengers are also frustrated, and with good reason.

"Take off your shoes, step here, throw this away," said passenger Kareen Belin. "TSA is the equivalent of going to the DMV. I mean the service, they're rude, there's no more friendliness to flying anymore."

American Airlines isn't the only carrier taking action. Jet Blue warned passengers that security wait times will be longer and you must arrive a full two hours before the flight in order to make it to the gate in time.

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