Traveling during the Shutdown (Suggestions)


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Its not business as usual at the nations airports. Including Sacramento International.  Some 51,000 TSA officers, along with air traffic controllers, are among 420,000 federal workers required to work through the shutdown, but without pay.

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the U.S. the weekend in response to staff shortages as effects of the three week partial federal government shutdown begin to expand.

This morning, TSA experienced a national rate of 5.6 percent unscheduled absences compared to a 3.3 percent rate one year ago.    Most importantly security standard remained uncompromised at our nation’s airports, Michael Bilello, a TSA spokesman, tweeted on Saturday Morning.

It is likely the unscheduled absences will increase as the shutdown continues.

 

Suggestions

Arrive Earlier than normal

If you normally use TSA precheck, do not expect them to be open As these are the first casualties of the government shutdown.

If your traveling to a large metro area with three or more airports.  You waiting time may be less at a smaller airports.

Chicago’s midway, may be a better choice than O’hare.  Oakland or San Jose may be a better choice than San Francisco International.   Burbank, Long Beach, and Orange Country may be a better choice than LAX.

 

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CityFella

 

 

 

 

 

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Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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