That two-hour wait time is unfortunately right on point if you're flying out of NYC where, according to CBS News, the average maximum wait time between mid-March and mid-April was already up by 82%. Even the Port Authority claimed that "The patience of the flying public has reached a breaking point." Seconding this point, flyer Heidi Kerns told CBS News, "The flight only took two hours, but you had to get to the airport two hours early, you know, to get through the security line, which is kind of unfortunate." When the wait time is equal to the flight time, that's pretty bad.
It all sounds depressing and inconvenient, but hopefully new measures implemented by the TSA will soften the blow. And if not, well, at least travel is cheap right now. So that's something?
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and turns into the Grinch when standing in all those lines, lines, lines. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her at @karatillie.