Demonstration Shows Airport Security Wait Times

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 18:31:01-04

Security experts at Nashville International Airport used a stopwatch to test wait times against the number of prohibited items found.

They gave two demonstrations Friday. In the first round, they sent ten people through a checkpoint line with no prohibited items.

That took 2 minutes and 13 seconds.

Then they did another run to show how prohibited items slow down the line.

They had a Sprite bottle, a pocket knife, and a mock firearm, as well as a passenger not checking a laptop in their bag.

The total time for the round with prohibited items came to 6 minutes and 46 seconds.

Those with BNA said the small disruptions from prohibited items could have a large effect on wait times over an hour.