Few Memorial Day Travel Headaches, Most Wait Times Bearable


Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits have instead been moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend draws to close.

However, the airlines weren’t ready to say “mission accomplished” yet, as it’s just the beginning of the busy summer travel season.

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said they are working hard to avoid “a repeat of what we saw in Chicago.” He was referring to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which had some of the worst screening problems in recent weeks.

At airports in St. Louis, New York City, and Miami, travelers said security lines had been short Monday.

But some travelers in places like Denver, Colorado, and Sacramento, California, had to endure longer lines, at least during busy periods.

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