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.
New security screening equipment has recently been installed at the TSA security checkpoint. If you're flying out of Blue Grass Airport soon, please plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to the scheduled departure time for your flight.— Blue Grass Airport (@BGAirport) July 5, 2022
The TSA says travelers are recommended to arrive 2-3 hours ahead of flight time to avoid missed flights.
Just chatted with a @TSA spokesperson who told me anyone departing @BGAirport should arrive two to three hours prior to their flight while the machines are down. They hope to have them fixed over the next couple of days. https://t.co/JJMqbVAziT— Sean Moody (@SeanMoodyNews) July 5, 2022
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.