TSA Detroit airport security The Transportation Security Administration

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By Ilona Kauremszky


Q: Could you please let me know if it's possible to know before hand whether there will be any long wait times at airport security at the Detroit airport? Any information you have is greatly appreciated.

A: The Transportation Security Administration has recently started releasing estimate wait times at security checkpoints for airports across the United States that you can obtain online at their web site, http://waittime.tsa.dhs.gov/index.html.

There is an online questionnaire that asks, "What state will you be departing from?" "Which airport are you departing from?" "What date of the week will you be flying?" and lastly, "What time does your flight depart?"

In a hypothetical scenario, I chose a flight departing from the Detroit Metro Airport at 10:00 AM on a Tuesday. The results of the security checkpoint wait time ranged from 1 minute to 7 minutes depending on the area of the airport.

The TSA reports these security checkpoint wait times are simply historical averages and that your personal experience may vary due to weather, airport flight schedules, staffing conditions, holidays or special events.

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