When a traveler is ‘stuck’ at a Honolulu airport
Travelers who get stuck in a hold-up at Honolulu International Airport can expect to spend $3,800 at the airport and have to be escorted by a TSA officer or an agent for about five minutes, according to a new study.
That’s more than double the cost of the TSA’s regular fare, which includes a two-hour wait and a $40 fee.
But the study found that if travelers who are stuck at the Honolulu International airport get a flight out of Honolulu or another airport in the United States, they will pay an additional $3.20 at the gate.
The TSA, however, has no way to know if that extra fee is being charged to travelers, so it can’t guarantee that they won’t have to wait a longer time for their flight.
Travelers who pay the additional $5 for the TSA may not be allowed to board their flight unless they have a valid TSA-issued boarding pass or a special TSA-approved ID card, according a TSA spokesperson.
The spokesperson did not provide additional information about what the fee would be for passengers who pay with an electronic ticket.TSA agents are not trained to deal with this type of situation, according the study.
If you or anyone you know is stuck at Honolulu airport, you should call the TSA hotline at (808) 434-6011 to report a holdup.
You can also submit a report of a hold up on the TSA website or call TSA’s Travel Alerts Hotline at (800) 424-7333.
The Hotline will give you a link to the TSA site and will provide you with the latest updates.
To help prevent more delays, TSA has implemented an upgrade plan for travelers with a hold or delay.
Those with a delay will be required to pay an extra $10 fee on their return ticket and $5 fee on the next one.