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Airlines Spend Millions In Bid To Cut TSA Lines In Record Summer

U.S. airlines and airports are spending millions on added workers to avoid a repeat of long security lines, as the coming Memorial Day weekend kicks off what's expected to be a record year for summer travel.

"We are concerned for this weekend, where we'll see higher than normal flight loads," said Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for American Airlines Group. "That will just continue into June and pretty much all the way to September."

American, Delta and United airlines will spend as much as $4 million each for extra workers at their busiest airports to help manage lines and shuffle bins at checkpoints -- freeing up Transportation Security Administration...