ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Travelers heading home from the Super Bowl were enduring waits of more than an hour to get through airport security on what city officials have called "Mass Exodus Monday."
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's website showed it was taking more than an hour to get through security at the main checkpoint in the domestic terminal Monday morning.
The longest wait times were estimated to be 1 hour and 45 minutes.
City officials said they expected around 110,000 passengers to be screened Monday at the world's busiest airport, which is well over the 60,000 to 80,000 on a typical day.
By noon, the TSA had already screened 50,000 travellers. The record for a 24-hour period is 93,000.
Atlanta is hoping to avoid the chaotic scene at the airport on a recent Monday -- Jan. 14 -- when many passengers waited more than an hour to be screened in lines that stretched into the baggage claim area.
Airport staffers are warning travelers to pack their patience and arrive at the airport with plenty of time.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.