Mile Long Line Airport – Video : Midway Airport Security Line Reportedly Over 1 Mile Long

Mile Long Line Airport - Video : Midway Airport Security Line Reportedly Over 1 Mile Long

The security line at Chicago’s Midway International Airport reached more than a mile long Sunday morning as tens of thousands of people attempted to return home from Thanksgiving trips.

Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride says lines were long between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. She says that’s “when most people are traveling for the holiday period.” Pride said the lines were cleared by 9:15 a.m. on Sunday.

One traveler, 21-year-old Emma Cronin, told the Chicago Sun-Times the line stretched through the airport to the Chicago Transit Authority Orange Line station — more than a mile in length, by some estimates.

Cronin got to the airport an hour before her flight and says she made it on time. She said security officers were helpful and “the line moved very fast.”