ARIZONA - Security checkpoints at airlines were longer than expected on Friday, and that's hardly a surprise, considering that the TSA was expected to screen 2,718,000 passengers - 100,000 more people than the Sunday after last Thanksgiving..
TSA's website says 243 million passengers and crew are projected to come through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The number one travel tip, according to the TSA, is to arrive two hours early and to listen to the TSA officers' guidance as passengers enter the checkpoint.
The agency began planning to increase screening capabilities early this year. Several airports nationwide have added new resources during the spring break period, which saw almost four million more passengers than last year.