TSA Under Extreme Pressure Over Airport Delays

Many passengers have been warned to arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to their flight departure time.
1:47 | 05/14/16

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Next, the growing anger at America's airports -- not just passengers, airlines, too, outraged over long lines at security. The situation so bad travelers warned to arrive three hours before their flights. Tonight, the tsa is under massive pressure to fix the problem and fast. Here's ABC's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight, frustrated passengers at the breaking point. There's got to be a better way. Reporter: In Denver this morning endless lines. This afternoon in Baltimore travelers snaked all the way through the terminal. It's frustrating. Reporter: And today, at Chicago midway airport, passengers stretched clear out to the parking garage. I hate it. I mean, I hope I get on my flight. Tsa should know better. Reporter: We asked one passenger to track her wait at Dallas lovefield. Hopefully, we all make our flight. Reporter: Nearly an hour later she's on board in the nick of time. I got on nine minutes before the plane took off. Reporter: The tsa promising change. The plan -- hire 700 new officers by June 15th, use canine teams to speed up screenings, and ask airlines to reduce carry-on bags. ABC's David Kerley talking with the man tackling the problem, homeland security secretary jeh Johnson. Mr. Secretary, will passengers wait three hours this summer in line? Obviously, waiting three hours for what may be a two-hour flight is not acceptable. Reporter: For now the only ways to get ahead in line will cost you. You can try tsa precheck for up to $100 every 5 years or see if your airline has an expedited security add-on to your ticket for an additional fee. There are some ways to plan ahead. Check the wait times on the tsa app or tweet ask tsa. To find out how long the line will be. Cecilia. Planning ahead will be key this summer. Now, to a desperate search

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