Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

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T+L’s reader survey revealed the U.S. airports with the most annoying security checkpoints—and inspired us to investigate further.

No. 6 Chicago O’Hare (ORD)

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O’Hare is plagued by complaints that the new PreCheck security clearance (started in March 2012) isn’t working as well as intended. Passengers vetted and cleared for the program complained they haven’t been allowed to join the express line even after their boarding passes were scanned. This appears to be largely an airline rather than TSA problem. Computer glitches and inconsistencies in passenger information (like using a middle initial instead of a full middle name) are among reasons given for the snags.

Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

No. 6 Chicago O’Hare (ORD)

O’Hare is plagued by complaints that the new PreCheck security clearance (started in March 2012) isn’t working as well as intended. Passengers vetted and cleared for the program complained they haven’t been allowed to join the express line even after their boarding passes were scanned. This appears to be largely an airline rather than TSA problem. Computer glitches and inconsistencies in passenger information (like using a middle initial instead of a full middle name) are among reasons given for the snags.

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