US airports with longest TSA wait times: list

In March, baggage storage platform Bounce released its first-ever list of average wait times at US airports.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Cedar Fork Township, North Carolina in April 2022.

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Bounce analyzed data from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and US Customs and Border Protection. To determine the average wait time at each airport, the company totaled wait times at security and passport checks.

Since the list does not include time spent collecting baggage or walking through terminals, passengers should anticipate even longer wait times, according to the Bounce website.

Bounce told Insider in an email that it analyzed passport clearance data dating from March 8, 2021 through March 7, 2022. Average security wait times are correct as of March 10, the agency said. society.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport had the shortest wait time out of 39 US airports with a total average wait time of 16 minutes and 9 seconds, according to the list.

Bounce said the North Carolina airport topped the list because it is “much less busy than other major airports in the country.”

Seven airports based in Florida and California landed at the bottom of the list. The bottom ten also include an airport in Illinois, New York, and Missouri each.

Take a look at the 10 airports that have been determined to have the longest average wait times in the United States by Bounce. Participants are ranked in ascending order based on their total average wait times.

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