ATLANTA - If you're making summer travel plans and you plan on flying to your destination, be sure to pack a lot of patience.
Monday morning, officials at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport told people to arrive two to three hours early in order to make your flight.
A few weeks ago, the world's busiest airport closed one of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal to install new automated screening equipment. Airport officials said the new equipment is aimed at enhancing security with "reasonable" wait times for passengers.
The south security checkpoint will reopen next Tuesday. The airport's general manager, Miguel Southwell, said in March that improving wait times for passenger screenings would be a key goal in 2016.
There have been a number of reports across the country of people missing their flights because they were delayed at security check points. At New York's three airports, research shows the wait times have increased 82% since last year.