Security wait times at New York's three majors airports have been "abysmal," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a letter to the Transportation Security Administration published by The Verge.
• Daily average max wait times at John F. Kennedy International Airport were up 82% over last year during a period from March 15 to April 15, the Port Authority reports.
• In that period, there were 253 times with more than 10-minute waits, versus just 10 in the previous year.
• The Port Authority told the TSA it's exploring a program used by San Francisco International Airport and other smaller airports that lets it replace TSA security with privately retained guards, after "the patience of the flying public has reached a breaking point." SM