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The Fed shutdown and TSA lines. What’s your experience?

The Fed shutdown and TSA lines. What’s your experience?

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Old Jan 24, 19, 2:55 pm
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Per the management here at ANC many of them are unable to buy gas to get to work.....those jobs don't pay a lot and they can probably do as well or nearly as well other places....they need help to keep going or even after the shut down ends, the TSA won't have enough employees left to keep lines in the reasonable range we all look for
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Old Jan 25, 19, 6:56 am
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BWI D terminal Pre was backed up pretty far around 3:30 PM yesterday. One agent where there is often two. He was tired and unenthusiastic as one might imagine. Post boarding pass check all seemed normal.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 8:08 am
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I was just through LAX Terminal 6 security, it was fine and nothing seemed out of the ordinary but it was also 6:30 AM. So it might have just been a little bit too early for a sufficient number of passengers to be in line for problems to manifest

Originally Posted by JPat View Post
I’m thinking that with another zeroed out paycheck looming on Friday that the TSA labor pool is gonna get appreciably smaller in the days ahead as employees begin to seek out employment that actually pays....
Indeed. I saw an article last night about TSA agents in Hawaii starting to outright quit (instead of just not showing up for work) over the fact that there's no end in sight for the shutdown
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Old Jan 25, 19, 11:12 am
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There are reports this morning (1/25) of slowdowns along the East Coast.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by nwflyboy View Post
Have an early morning flight out of SEA this coming week. I was thinking about maybe stopping by Krispy Kreme to pick up a box of donuts for the TSA folks. It would need to be "last night's donuts" though (due to early airport arrival time), so they would lose some of their Essence overnight. Would prefer to make the offering AFTER we've passed through the nudiscope but that may not be possible.
LAX around noon the 24th appeared normal. Some lines, but things were moving.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 12:17 pm
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PDX at 10:40a on Friday--no one in line at D/E Precheck--it took more time to get my phone into my backpack than get through security. There were only a few people waiting in the regular line. It'll be interesting to see what AUS is like on Sunday afternoon.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 12:44 pm
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Well, looks like things should be going back to normal - for at least 3 weeks

Hope they get those paychecks out to the TSA, and all federal workers, ASAP.
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