Airports across the US experience severe staff shortages that could lead to travel delays

TSA looking to hire 6,000 agents

TSA staff shortages could lead to big summer travel delays

ROMULUS, Mich.The TSA is warning the public that there are severe staff shortages at airports across the country.

The staff shortage is impacting Detroit Metro Airport and TSA is warning that the staff shortage could lead to travel delays.

As people get vaccinated against COVID, more are willing to travel. There are 131 airports across the country reporting staffing issues.

The major airports affected include Detroit, Atlanta, JFK, Denver and Boston Logan. The TSA is working to hire 6,000 agents and offering cash incentives for people to take jobs.

DTW officials recommend that people get to the airport at least two hours before a domestic flight and at least three hours before an international flight.

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