Simple Flying - Jake Hardiman

Passengers claimed that wait times were longer than those advertised by the airport.

In what seems to have become an increasingly frequent phenomenon at airports around the world in recent months, the queue for security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) snaked into the car park yesterday. There were several contributing factors, which resulted in reported waits of more than two hours.

With understaffing not being an issue, in this case, the disruption was put down to a variety of factors. For example, the morning rush is typically Sea-Tac's busiest time for departures, and yesterday was one of its busiest post-pandemic days. Cooper stated that busloads of cruise passengers simultaneously arriving at the airport on Sunday morning also may have played a role.

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