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Travelers face lines at DC's National Airport

Associated Press Published: November 21, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Early morning travelers at Reagan National Airport outside Washington have been facing long lines to get through security in the Thanksgiving travel rush.

At one security checkpoint Wednesday, at least three dozen people waited in each of four lines. Waits just to get to screening were at least 15 to 20 minutes around 5 a.m., even with four and sometimes more TSA employees checking tickets.

Courtney Tucker, a graduate student at Howard University, was traveling to see her family in Atlanta. She says the airport seems busier than usual. For Christmas, Tucker says she plans to drive and avoid the "craziness" in the airports.