Getting through security can be one of the biggest hassles of flying as passenger volumes return to pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Arriving early is one solution but, regardless, some airports are well-suited to process passengers at the checkpoint in a timely fashion. Some airports are a breeze while others struggle to limit long lines.
The team of travel experts at Bounce recently analyzed data from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs & Border Protection to determine the U.S. airports with the shortest and longest wait times on average.
The overall rankings of 39 airports consider both the average time travelers spend in line at the security checkpoint and how long it typically takes for passengers to navigate passport control. Here’s a look at the best and worst nationwide strictly when it comes to security wait times.