Since the government shutdown, hundreds of TSA workers refuse to work and not get paid. Safety concerns for passengers and pilots have elevated and an incident at an Atlanta airport is an example on why.
It’s been confirmed that a passenger was able to get his firearm on a Delta flight to Japan at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport.
TSA denies that the government shutdown had anything to do with the mistake.
“The perception that this might have occurred as a result of the partial government shutdown would be false. The national unscheduled absence rate of TSA staff on Thursday, January 3, 2019, was 4.8% compared to 6.3% last year, Thursday, January 4, 2018. So in fact, the national call out rate was higher a year ago than this year on that date.” – TSA
TSA experts says it’s safe to fly and that security standards “will not and have not been compromised.”
The government shutdown is effecting not just airports but also other ways of transportation, food stamps, wildfires and emergencies, housing, grants and more.