- Beginning late that year, Mr. Hoggan received $90,000 in bonuses over a 13-month period, even though a leaked report from the Department of Homeland Security showed that auditors were able to get fake weapons and explosives past security screeners 95 percent of the time in 70 covert tests.
Chicago, Mr. Neffenger announced that a new T.S.A. leadership team was now overseeing screening operations at O’Hare Airport, which has had some of the longest waiting times of any airport in the country.
Last week and over the weekend, hundreds of passengers, including 450 on American Airlines alone, missed flights because of waits of two or three hours in security lines, according to local news reports. Many of the passengers had to spend the night in the terminal sleeping on cots.
I don't understand just how sudden this all is. I see a lot of coverage and observation, but the analysis is lacking. Ineptitude? When has the TSA been anything but--that doesn't explain to me the recent surge in long lines. Bad management? It's hard to pin this all on one political appointee. Budget cuts? I wasn't aware that Congess has done anything recently, so was this one of those automatic sequesters?
This might be a super dead horse that I'm beating, but I only just barely made a domestic flight though I arrived over two hours early, at BWI (Baltimore's airport).