Lambert escapes much of long TSA line misery

While travelers at bustling airports have languished in security lines and even missed flights, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport passengers are sailing on through — for the most part.

The average wait time in May at Lambert, the country’s 31st busiest airport, averaged between a mere 2.75 and 5.51 minutes among the four checkpoints, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The maximum wait time last month was 53 minutes.

Those numbers include Memorial Day weekend, considered the start of the summer travel season, said Sari Koshetz, a TSA spokeswoman.

However, the wait time at Lambert could grow. It’s on a 10 percent growth trend for 2016 in passenger boardings, the airport reported, and this month will hit 255 daily departures.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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