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These lines at airport security look nightmarish


O'Hare International Airport has had it the worst. (aka Kath/Flickr)

Passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport were stranded in abysmally long lines. Why? Because as TSA couldn't handle their security checks.

At O'Hare, there was almost a two-hour wait at security.

A video of the scene:

The longest line that has ever existed. #iHateTheWait #tsa

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At the Midway Airport, the line snaked all the way out the door and to the parking garage.

Here's a video of the mess:

Plenty of people missed their flights and had to stay over for the night.

The US Department of Homeland Security has finally said it would hire more screening officers so the lines can move faster. Still, happy times are far away.

"We encourage people to have the appropriate expectations when they arrive at airports ... contemplate increased wait times as you travel."

The TSA is hiring 768 new employees during 2016 and also getting more dogs to assist in the screening process.

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These lines at airport security look nightmarish

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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