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New screening equipment installed at Blue Grass Airport, travelers recommended to arrive early for flights

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 15:52:07-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — There were longer than normal lines at Blue Grass Airport on Tuesday morning due to two of three scanning machines being down amid post-holiday travel.

A TSA spokesperson says maintenance work was needed on the scanning machines. The Blue Grass Airport says new security screening equipment was recently installed at the TSA security checkpoint.

The TSA says travelers are recommended to arrive 2-3 hours ahead of flight time to avoid missed flights.

Passengers are being asked to pack as much as they can in their bags to save time. Loose articles must fit in a bin or your bag. Checking baggage at the gate will save time as well.