Long airport lines could cost travel industry billions

Long airport lines could cost travel industry billions on May 27, 2016. (WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Long lines at security checkpoints at airports across the country could end up costing the traveling industry billions of dollars.

According to a survey from the U.S. Travel Association, one in five travelers are staying away due to the lines.

Nearly a quarter of the people surveyed said they would rather drive or would just stay home and not travel at all.

This could result in more than $4 billion dollars lost by the travel industry during the peak travel months in the summer.

Also, AT&T is looking to bring movies, TV shows, and cartoons to long trips using thanks to its recent acquisition of DIRECTV.

A timetable for the move has not been established.

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