TSA at the Airport

Anyone travel lately? Wondering about the lines for security. Thanks.

Not too long took me 15 minutes


This will be pretty accurate in my experience.
Expect a 30 minute wait at EWR and no precheck / global entry. They will pink card you so you can keep your shoes on.

Depends what time you go. I've never had to wait more than 20 minutes or so.

Just saw this today:


justintime justintime
January 12th


Depending on the airport and time of day. It's definitely NOT as bad as they claim it is on the news.

Baci’s mom Baci’s mom
January 14th

I agree with Baci's mom. At airport on Sunday. Never seen it so quiet. Through security in record-breaking time.

observer3 observer3
January 15th

My husband flew out of Allentown on Sunday morning and had no problem at all.

At Newark airport today waiting time was 2 hours. I arrived at 11:30 for a 2:47 flight. I got to the gate at 1:45. I am on a United flight to Chicago. The line was wrapped around and down the stairs. It moved pretty steadily.

January 15th

I wouldn't be surprised if this lead to going back to privatizing the security at airports and getting rid of the TSA altogether.

Don - Don't tease me like that! lol... honestly, if they are so "necessary" why wouldn't they be excluded from the shutdown?!?! It's security theater that could do better privatized - hopefully then they would do an objective analysis of what measures are truly effective and focus efforts there than on the nonsense they do now. The DMV improved when privatized. What does that tell you?

somechik somechik
January 15th

It tells you that if privatized, they might still be closed. If funding comes from Fed.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
January 15th

So I’m sitting on a plane now waiting to take off... arrived at Terminal B at 4:50pm and got through the regular TSA line (shoes off and everything) at 5:07pm...

H-town Mama H-town Mama
January 17th

Thanks. Hope I get out. Our flight is 11 am out of JFK....

We flew out of Newark today to Chicago. We arrived at least 2.5 hours early for our 1:30PM flight. There were maybe 10 people in front of us going through the TSA Pre check line around 10:30 AM. We were through very quickly.

H-town Mama, Hope you have a good trip, wherever you are heading.

Mansfield mama Mansfield mama
January 18th

The free TSA app was accurate on my hot springs to RDU flight via ATL.

Thanks mama! It’s a special flight
Going to reunite my son with his father that he hasn’t seen in over 10 years

H-town Mama H-town Mama
January 19th

My sister flew out of Laguardia to Wilmington this morning. It only took 10 minutes to get through the TSA security line.

They are not getting paid, so probably not checking much.

dodgebaal dodgebaal
January 19th

From my experience the comments posted regarding EWR are accurate if you depart from Terminal C.

There are much longer lines and delays when departing from Terminal A. The only difference between TSA precheck and non precheck, is shoe removal and metal detector. They are both in the same long line.

Less than 10 mins from bag check to through security today

Parent of 2 Parent of 2
January 22nd

5 minutes total TSA precheck. 20 regular at Newark

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