The summer travel season is upon us, and along with it come images like this one taken at Nashville Airport. Long TSA security lines are plaguing many of the nation's airports, causing people to miss their flights. In fact airports are now advising passengers to arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to their scheduled departure time! Now some airlines are playing for clown shows, puppy visits or other distractions to try to ease the stress on passengers as they wait to get through security, and no we are not kidding.
This year, we are celebrating our 75th anniversary! You may or many not know that through the tireless work of our namesake then Senator Alben Barkley, we were created in 1941 as a military surplus airport for B-17 Bomber crews who were training on the aircraft in Dyersburg TN.
One of the biggest headaches associated with air travel is the security checkpoint. Nobody likes to wait in line, and have to remove their belt, shoes, and everything else that you have to do to help us travel safely, not even yours truly.
But did you know that the TSA, in cooperation with a dozen airlines as well as over 150 airports across the country, has a program in place to make this pill of the security checkpoint a little easier to swallow.
That program is TSA pre√.