Travelers, staff 'frustrated' due to hour-long TSA wait times at Denver International Airport

Passengers were advised to arrive 2-3 hours early

DENVER - The free A-Line train to Denver International Airport might be the talk of the town right now, but it's not the only place travelers are experiencing long lines. 

Wait times to pass through TSA security at DIA were an hour to 90 minutes long late Saturday morning, Heath Montgomery, DIA spokesperson confirmed with Denver7. Passengers on twitter said lines to get through security screenings were wrapped around the luggage claim area. 

"The airport is just as frustrated as our passengers," Montgomery said. Sources told Denver7 the long lines at the screenings were due to staff shortages.  

Passengers took to Twitter to voice their frustration, some making light of the situation.

In order to alleviate the long wait times, staff are in line with therapy dogs. They're also handing out bottled water and candy to frustrated travelers. 


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