Longer lines expected at Philly International

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Philadelphia International Airport CEO Rochelle Cameron testifies that nationwide  security issues will mean longer limes at the airport this summer. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Philadelphia International Airport CEO Rochelle Cameron testifies that nationwide security issues will mean longer limes at the airport this summer. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

The head of Philadelphia International Airport is warning of longer lines for travelers this summer.

Airport CEO Rochelle Cameron testified at City Council budget hearings Monday that, because of security issues nationwide, lines could be longer this summer at Philadelphia International.

“We have been told by the [Transportation Security Administration] administrator that we should expect longer lines this summer so we have started a series of meeting with our local TSA folks to make sure we address those lines in any way that we can,” Cameron said.

While the airport cannot add to the number of TSA employees, they can pitch in.

“What we can do is monitor when things start to get backed up at one checkpoint versus another and we can deploy our summer staff, our interns, to help us do that,” she said. “And we can adjust the staff members we have on hand.”

Other major airports have already been dealing with TSA delays.

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