TSA says screening times haven't slowed significantly despite travelers claiming 'nightmare' crowds

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The Transportation Security Administration says passenger wait times at airports across the country are not being significantly impacted, despite reports of employees calling out sick and passengers reporting “chaos” and “nightmare” crowds.

“Nationwide, TSA screened approximately 2.22 million passengers yesterday (Sunday), a historically busy day due to holiday travel. 99.8 [percent] of travelers waited less than 30 minutes; 90.1 [percent] of passengers less than 15 minutes. In TSA [PreCheck] lanes, passengers on average waited less than five minutes,” the TSA posted in a statement on Twitter Monday just before 12 p.m.