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TSA no-shows? Miami airport to close a terminal early for 3 days amid government shutdown

January 11, 2019 / Ben Mutzabaugh

Miami International Airport plans to close one of its terminals early for three days starting this weekend. The concern? There may not be enough screeners showing up to work as the government shutdown drags into another week. Starting Saturday and lasting through Monday, Miami will close the Transportation Security Administration checkpoints on its G Concourse at 1 p.m. local time. Due to an increased number of TSA screeners not reporting to work, we have decided to take this precautionary step and relocate about 12 flights to adjoining concourses in the afternoons," Miami spokesman Greg Chin tells The Miami Herald. Passengers will not be able to access the terminal once the checkpoint closes, forcing carriers operating afternoon flights from the G Concourse to shift flights to other terminals at the airport. Passengers arriving at the G Concourse after 1 p.m. will be able to exit the terminal as normal, but businesses in the wing will close after 1 p.m. during the three days of t...