Deseret News
Letter to the Editor

Everybody hates lines. They hate them at Walmart, the DMV and especially in airports. Standing in line at the airport feels like torture. It is uncomfortable with all of the bags, people, early or late times of day, and because everyone is always running late.

There has been a big fuss in the airline industry about passengers missing their flights due to long lines at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) checkpoints. Since Sept. 11, 2001, security levels have increased drastically and have been successful at preventing similar events. By no means should they decrease the security levels for the sake of faster lines, but there is one change that could be made. To improve the situation, it is necessary to increase the number of TSA agents and the number of checkpoints that are open.

In doing so, this will create more job opportunities within the TSA and ultimately result in happier passengers by removing one of the difficulties of flying.

Scott Wortham

St. George