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Useless TSA creating lines, scaring away travelers, study says

 

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Excruciating wait times at security checkpoints at airport across the country are doing more than just exasperating travelers.

According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Travel Association, airports’ long lines are driving 1 in 5 travelers away, potentially costing the travel industry $4.3 billion over the three-month peak summer season.

Twenty-two percent of survey respondents planning on flying this summer said they would either travel by other means or delay or cancel trips because of long airport waits.

“We’re looking at convincing data that says hundreds of thousands of people are potentially reconsidering whether to get on an airplane every single day.”

Another 60% reported they would arrive earlier at the airport, but their travel plans would not change drastically. The remaining 18% said long lines would not change their travel plans at all.

The U.S. Travel Association claims this correlates with big losses in revenue.

“To put these figures in perspective, the problems at TSA security lines are costing our economy almost a billion and a half dollars in spending and more than 12,000 jobs every month,” president and CEO Roger Dow said in a statement.

“We’re looking at convincing data that says hundreds of thousands of people are potentially reconsidering whether to get on an airplane every single day.”

Source: Long TSA lines are scaring away travelers, study says

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