Travelers met with very long lines at airport - WKRN News 2

Travelers met with very long lines at airport

Posted: Updated: Oct 11, 2013 1:35 PM CDT

Travelers at Nashville International Airport were met with extremely long security lines Friday morning.

A member of iReport2 network told News 2 she missed her flight because of the long wait.  When she spoke to United Airlines, they blamed the wait on the Transportation Security Administration.

Another iReport2 member said a TSA agent told her the lines are the "new norm" for Nashville.

Some lines were so long they stretched outside airport entranceways.

At the height of the problem, a TSA spokesperson told News 2's Stephanie Langston all the security lines were open and fully staffed.  The spokesperson said the long wait was "not on their end."

Shannon Sumrall, a spokesperson for the Nashville airport, told News 2 three factors contributed to the long lines.

She said Friday mornings are always busy, Metro schools are on fall break and just over 2,000 more people than normal were leaving town because of four conventions held in Music City this week.

By midday Friday, the lines had cleared.

The airport reminds travelers to arrive at least two hours before their flight is scheduled to depart.

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