TSA takes the blame for long lines at DIA
The Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency in charge of airport security, has done an about-face over the unusually long lines at Denver International Airport during a holiday crunch period.
From late Dec. 28 to early the next day, travelers at DIA waited up to three hours to be screened.
At that time, TSA blamed weather in the Midwest for causing aircraft delays, trip cancellations and rescheduled flights, which led to the annoyingly long lines. Now, TSA is coming clean.
“After further investigation, TSA determined that correct staffing protocols were not followed at Denver International Airport overnight on Dec. 28-29, resulting in unusually long wait times,” according to a TSA statement. “TSA took steps to ensure that appropriate staffing and resources were allocated for the remainder of the holiday travel season and will continue to employ the lessons learned that evening and early morning.”