NYC Threatens to Axe the TSA

It's no secret that the TSA is under some heavy criticism right now. Recently with requests to passengers, asking them to show up 3 hours in advance of their flights in some cases, frustrations are building with the poorly run federal agency. When you can fly halfway across the country in the same time as it take to clear TSA, then that is a significant problem.



In what seems to be a growing trend NYC has now jumped on the TSA and is threatening to cut them out all together from the three major airports operated by the city. Claiming that under 10 complains from passengers in 2015 for the entire year when talking about more than 20 minute lines. In 2016, we're only 1/3 of the way through the year and complaints have skyrocketed to over 250.

With the massive delays at the TSA, comes delays to planes, financial burdens to airlines needing to re-book passengers on other flights after missing their flights. Costs to companies trying to fly employees to meetings, visits, and other travel related work.

It is safe to say at this point the TSA is broken, unable to handle passenger traffic, missing more than 95% of restricted items passed through screening points. The TSA seems to cause more problems than they solve. It might just be time to rethink airport security.