Slowest TSA Security Checkpoint

Old Sep 23, 16, 4:31 pm
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Slowest TSA Security Checkpoint

What is the slowest TSA security checkpoint you have encountered?

I nominate the TSA security checkpoint at JFK T4 by gate B20, between international arrivals and domestic gates. I go through there regularly and each time passenger throughput is only about 5 people a minute. It is by far the slowest TSA security checkpoint with the dourest employees I have ever encountered.

No TSA-Pre line or signage there. Sometimes they offer a semi-TSA-Pre, i.e. no body scanner and leave you shoes on, but you still have to take out your laptop.
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Old Sep 23, 16, 11:14 pm
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The checkpoint you talk about is only meant for international arriving passengers. There's no airport I know of that has PreCheck at the international connection checkpoint.

As for being busy, yes it is when a batch of international flights arrive. However other times us almost dead and even without Precheck lane it's quicker to go through then the main T4 checkpoint.
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Old Sep 24, 16, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
The checkpoint you talk about is only meant for international arriving passengers.
I already said that the checkpoint is international to domestic.

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There's no airport I know of that has PreCheck at the international connection checkpoint.
Well DTW does from time to time.

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Originally Posted by fpmurphy View Post
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The checkpoint you talk about is only meant for international arriving passengers.
I already said that the checkpoint is international to domestic.


Well DTW does from time to time.
Nope. Not at the recheck point. However if you simply walk around to the main checkpoint on the other side of the wall they do.

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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by fpmurphy View Post
What is the slowest TSA security checkpoint you have encountered?

I nominate the TSA security checkpoint at JFK T4 by gate B20, between international arrivals and domestic gates. I go through there regularly and each time passenger throughput is only about 5 people a minute. It is by far the slowest TSA security checkpoint with the dourest employees I have ever encountered.

No TSA-Pre line or signage there. Sometimes they offer a semi-TSA-Pre, i.e. no body scanner and leave you shoes on, but you still have to take out your laptop.
How many lanes open are you talking about?
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Old Sep 25, 16, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
The checkpoint you talk about is only meant for international arriving passengers.

Nope. Not at the recheck point. However if you simply walk around to the main checkpoint on the other side of the wall they do.
Same in SEA... The go around is the only constructive alternative to going through the neanderthal birthing ground that constitutes the international transfer (No pre-check, never have, never will) TSA checkpoint. Not sure why it has to be this way, but not my circus and definitely not my monkeys.

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Old Sep 25, 16, 10:38 am
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Slow TSA Checkpoints can be anywhere, any day, if the screeners are engaged in an illegal work slow down as was seen earlier this year across the country. What better way to manipulate Congress and the budget process? And it worked!
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
There's no airport I know of that has PreCheck at the international connection checkpoint.
DFW Terminal D, right by the customs exit.
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Old Sep 25, 16, 8:04 pm
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DFW Terminal D, right by the customs exit.
Is it an actual international re-check point, or just simply the regular checkpoint used by all? I don't travel through DFW normally, but the only places I've seen PreCheck at the international re-check location is when it's really just the normal lane used by all.
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Slow TSA Checkpoints can be anywhere, any day, if the screeners are engaged in an illegal work slow down as was seen earlier this year across the country.
Or if the local TSA management orders a big carry-on bag check initiative. I've experienced that scenario, where bags sent down the "additional screening" chute pile up in a mound because the screeners won't/can't check them in a timely fashion.

I (along with my 4-year-old child and our cat) waited 27 minutes for a (one, single) screener to work through enough of the pile to get to my secondaried bag.
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