Warning to all the frequent fliers out there, the TSA is installing bomb-detection equipment known as “puffer machines” in airports nationwide. Both Dulles and National got their own puffers on Monday and if my experience in Miami was any guide, security lines are gonna be stupid-long.
There I stepped into what looks like a little plastic closet with a glass door at one end, the other open. A puff of air shot up from below (can you say Seven Year Itch?) and then a few seconds later, the chime sounded and the doors opened. Nice and easy yes, fast, um, not at all. Add in the slow-pokes always in front of you and line waits will easily double on busy flight days.
Good luck frequent flyers, its gonna be a long wait.
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