• Passengers arrive hours early at Atlanta airport after massive security lines

    By: Darryn Moore

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are arriving several hours early today after the security checkpoint line snaked around the baggage claim on Monday.

    The TSA confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that more workers called out sick as they continue to work without pay, which is causing grief for airline passengers.

    “Yeah, we're inconvenienced. We're worried we may miss our flights, but it's nothing compared to what these people are going through,” said passenger Dawn Hunt. 

    [PHOTOS: Long lines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport]

    Channel 2's Darryn Moore spoke to one passenger who arrived at the airport at 2 a.m. to make her 7 a.m. flight. 


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    Outside the world's busiest airport, air traffic controllers spoke to passengers and held up signs as they also continue to show up for work with no pay.

    Airport officials are warning passengers to arrive three hours early. 

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