TSA Glitch Causes 3,000 Bags and Counting to Miss Flights Thursday

It's unclear when the problem will get fixed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2016 6:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – The TSA says it is still experiencing delays in its checked bag screening system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which has resulted in more than 3,000 bags missing flights so far. TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez says the technical issue began about 6:45am Thursday. There's no estimate on when the problem will be fixed, the AP reports. Melendez says TSA is working with its airline and airport partners and using alternative screening tools to screen bags, though those methods aren't as efficient as their automated system. He also says TSA is bringing additional canine units from other airports and bringing in network specialists to address the situation and screen all bags. Sky Harbor officials are advising passengers to avoid checking luggage if possible. (Read more lost baggage stories.)

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