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Fairbanks airport warns people of screening delays

By Associated Press 10:49 AM August 15, 2014
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) –

Fairbanks International Airport officials are urging travelers on departing flights to arrive earlier than usual because of expected screening delays.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/iOXmTA) reports there is a problem with one of the scanners used by Transportation Safety Administration agents to examine passengers’ carry-on bags.

Airport spokeswoman Angie Spear says airport security lines are the longer than normal because the scanner broke Wednesday evening. Flights affected are with Alaska, United, Delta and Frontier airlines.

Spear says the airport issued an alert because many people are comfortable arriving only an hour or an hour and a half before their flights from Fairbanks.

Spear says TSA personnel have ordered the necessary parts to fix the equipment. She says the airport hopes repairs will be made by Monday at the latest.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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