Miami International Airport Closes Terminal After TSA Screeners Call In Sick During Government Shutdown

By  //  January 12, 2019

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MIAMI, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Miami International Airport (MIA) will temporarily shutter one of its terminals this weekend as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate as the partial federal government shutdown shows no signs of coming to an end.

MIA spokesman Greg Chin confirmed to the Associated Press on Jan. 10 that management for the highly frequented air hub will close Terminal G at 1 p.m. on Saturday, reopen for flights Sunday morning and close again at 1 p.m. that day.

Chin further divulged that there’s a concern there won’t be enough workers to handle all 11 checkpoints during normal hours over the weekend.

“We felt we had to make a decision before the weekend,” he said at the time. “They’re erring on the side of caution.”

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