Port of Seattle 'very confident' in TSA staffing at Sea-Tac Airport

Wait times at security checkpoints were mostly where officials said they wanted them to be Monday as Thanksgiving travel continues.

SEATAC, Wash. — Sea-Tac International Airport had all checkpoints open for most of the day on Monday, due largely to extra agents the Transportation Security Administration sends to busy airports. 

“Our goal is to always be 20 minutes or under,” said airport spokesman Perry Cooper regarding the time spent waiting in line for security.  

For about an hour Monday morning, wait times flirted with the 30-minute mark, but with extra staff those extended wait times were minimal, according to Perry.


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