Officials advise travelers to plan for longer waits at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International


If you’re taking a flight out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport, you should give yourself three hours to make it through security checkpoints. That’s according to officials there, following a manic Monday of long lines and delays.

The government shutdown is being felt by passengers at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. On Monday morning, long lines at security checkpoints left fliers to organize in makeshift lines to control the overflow.

Several passengers say it’s taking at least one hour to get through some of the checkpoints and some lines may be even longer. Screeners are still working without pay at the world’s busiest airport and many passengers took to social media to voice their complaints.

Monday was the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown.

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