Monday, June 19, 2006

Waits aren't too heavy at Colorado Springs Airport

USA Today looked at the nation's 100 busiest airports and how quickly travelers pass through security checkpoints. Colorado Springs Airport, which ranked as the 87th busiest, fared well. Based on the newspaper's analysis, Springs air travelers had to wait in security lines for more than 10 minutes only 2.6 percent of the time. In addition, the longest wait in a Springs security line was 30 minutes. USA Today's analysis looked at security wait lines for the 12 months ending April 30, and from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. By comparison, Denver International Airport travelers had security line waits of more than 10 minutes an average of 6.5 percent of the time and their maximum wait was 38 minutes. DIA ranked as the nation's 9th busiest airport. The longest 10-minute-plus waits: Kona, Hawaii; Las Vegas; Santa Ana, Calif.; Miami; and Atlanta. The airport in Harrisburg, Pa., had a 230-minute wait during the 12-month study period. Ever had a bad experience in Colorado Springs or Denver? A good experience? Leave your comment below.
USA Today article and list of airport wait times.

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