Mi­ami air­port ter­mi­nal close amid sick­out

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MI­AMI — Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Air­port is clos­ing a ter­mi­nal this week­end be­cause se­cu­rity screen­ers have been call­ing in sick at twice the air­port’s nor­mal rate as the fed­eral gov­ern­ment shut­down stretches to­ward a fourth week.

Fri­day marks the first day screen­ers will miss a pay­check, and air­port spokesman Greg Chin said there’s a con­cern there won’t be enough work­ers to han­dle all 11 check­points dur­ing nor­mal hours over the week­end.

Chin said Ter­mi­nal G will close at 1 p.m. Sat­ur­day, re­open for flights Sun­day morn­ing and close again at 1 p.m. that day. The ter­mi­nal serves United Air­lines along with smaller car­ri­ers. Its clo­sure means restau­rants and shops that de­pend on de­part­ing flights also will close.

“We felt we had to make a de­ci­sion be­fore the week­end,” Chin said. “They’re erring on the side of cau­tion.”

Chin told The Mi­ami Her­ald that some pas­sen­gers have com­plained about longer waits, but there’ve been no ab­nor­mal se­cu­rity de­lays.

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