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This summer is forecast to be a rough one at U.S. airports


John Spink – Associated Press

President Trump says he wants 400 TSA agents sent to the border to help with the migrant surge, but airlines, airports and union officials say the move would make airports less safe and more chaotic.

Summer living is supposed to be easy, according to George Gershwin, but millions of air passengers during this year's peak travel season may beg to differ thanks to a confluence of events that are making airlines and airports nervous.

The U.S. carriers' trade group, Airlines for America, estimates that a record 257.4 million people will fly from June 1 through the end of August, the 10th consecutive summer increase. Those throngs - totaling on average 2.8 million people each day - will confront two unique challenges: the possible reassignment of hundreds of aviation security personnel to the Mexican border, and the continued worldwide grounding of Boeing's 737 Max.


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