'Morning Edition' Returns: Airport Delays on Purpose? If you think that airport security guards are deliberately making you wait too long, you might be right. The Arizona Republic printed e-mails in which a security official at the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix states the goal is to make people wait in the screening line for an average of 15 minutes. Authorities allegedly tried to triple the wait in order to get the government to hire more screeners.
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'Morning Edition' Returns: Airport Delays on Purpose?

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Airport Delays on Purpose?

'Morning Edition' Returns: Airport Delays on Purpose?

'Morning Edition' Returns: Airport Delays on Purpose?

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If you think that airport security guards are deliberately making you wait too long, you might be right. The Arizona Republic printed e-mails in which a security official at the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix states the goal is to make people wait in the screening line for an average of 15 minutes. Authorities allegedly tried to triple the wait in order to get the government to hire more screeners.