Security line at Midway reportedly stretches back a mile

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Midway Airport saw a near constant coming and going of planes, on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

But, earlier in the day, there was a stoppage on the ground inside the airport, when security lines stretched back as far as a mile.

Thousands of travelers converged on the checkpoint as TSA agents struggled to keep up.

Either by plane, train or automobile 46 million Americans were expected to travel 50-miles or more this Thanksgiving holiday according to AAA. That's the highest number since 2007.

As of mid-afternoon more than 1,800 US Flights were delayed and more than 150 were canceled, according to flightaware.com but very few of them in Chicago.

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2 comments

  • richard Gray

    Is there no fact check done on ‘news’ anymore……..can no one reliably use google earth ?
    from the station to the end of security clearly shows (and feels) to be at most 1/4 mile,
    and it is impossible to believe any ‘line’ more than 0.1 mile…….you were punked