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>> Long lines at airports leading to the firing of the TSA security chief. According to an internal memo seen by Reuters, Kelly Hogan on the job since May 2013, was replaced Monday by his deputy Darby LaJoye on an acting basis. Reuters correspondent Jeffrey Dassin.>> Travelers are seeing security lines stretching beyond two hours.
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Some cases three hours. And the reason is that TSA had budgeted itself and also had staffing levels based on estimates that are not at all like what we're seeing today. TSA had assumed that 25 million people would be enrolled in pre-check. And pre-check is an expedited security lane.
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It's about twice as fast as the regular one. But instead there are only about two and a half million people enrolled in Pre-Check. So, it's only 10% of the estimate it was seeking.>> Long lines weren't the only problem for Hogan. He came under fire at a House hearing this month for receiving over $90,000 in bonuses over a 13-month period starting in 2013.
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During the time a leaked report from the Department of Homeland Security also showed that under Hogan, auditors were able to get fake explosives passed security screeners 95% of the time in covert tests. With or without Hogan, it's expected to be a tough summer for travelers. US airlines expected to have their busiest summer in their history.
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And with the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, security is still the top priority.