Reliving the frustrating experience of leaving the country at US airports

Story highlights Customers are still facing long lines at airports across the country If you’ve been frustrated by a slow check-in process or a cancelled flight, you’re not alone. Long lines — from US domestic …

Story highlights Customers are still facing long lines at airports across the country

If you’ve been frustrated by a slow check-in process or a cancelled flight, you’re not alone.

Long lines — from US domestic airports to international ones — continued to plague travelers last week as hundreds of millions of passengers continue to get through U.S. airports this summer. The situation has nothing to do with travelers or airlines.

Instead, the culprit is airport infrastructure, which keeps security checkpoints, baggage and immigration procedures completely jam-packed.

“Historically, it’s been this kind of cycle: When the weather’s bad, the domestic carriers have had to ramp up their security operations. And as a result, you get record U.S. air travel,” Dean Headley, an associate professor at Wichita State University’s School of Public Health, told CNN.

At San Francisco International Airport, nearly 1 million passengers went through security last week, during a time that typically sees only half that number, according to a TSA spokesperson.

Click through to see how angry travelers are being affected at more than half of the biggest U.S. airports.

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