All TSA lanes open and operational at McGhee Tyson after outage

Long lines are forming at McGhee Tyson Airport / Source: (WVLT)
Long lines are forming at McGhee Tyson Airport / Source: (WVLT)(WVLT)
Published: Sep. 19, 2019 at 6:51 AM EDT
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Officials said all TSA lanes at McGhee Tyson Airport were re-open just after 5 p.m. Friday.

Earlier, passengers had been advised to arrive three hours early for their flight, but after the lane re-opened officials announced that two hours prior to scheduled departure time should allow plenty of time to find a parking spot, check-in at their ticket counters, and get through the TSA Security Checkpoint.

A power outage caused one TSA checkpoint computer to go down late Thursday night, officials said.

There were only two checkpoint lanes open Friday afternoon after the system continued to experience issues to due to the outage.

Officials said all lanes were re-open and operational Friday evening.

No incoming flights were affected by the issue.

October marks the beginning of a peak travel season for TYS. There will be longer lines at both the airline ticket counters and at the security checkpoint.

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their scheduled departure time to make their departure as smooth as possible.

This program allows passengers to participate in an expedited screening process that minimizes their time standing in a security checkpoint line.

to learn how to sign up for TSA pre-check.

Officials also said they are working to build an additional line through TSA check to help make the process move more quickly.

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