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Rossen Reports: Putting TSA wait times to the test

Summer travel is surging and airports are catching the brunt of it.

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Summer travel is surging and airports are catching the brunt of it.

The Transportation Security Administration is experiencing a shortage of workers, saying they’ve been trying to hire thousands of workers over the last few months and plan to hire a couple thousand more by the end of September. With fewer screeners at the airport, you’ll be seeing longer security lines, and it might get worse before it gets better.

But there's an app that will measure the TSA line and give you an approximate wait time before you even leave your house. Could it cut down on stress and kick off your summer vacation the right way?

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Our Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen is teaming up with journalists from our Hearst stations across the country. They’re hitting local airports with the MyTSA app in hand to see if it’s really accurate.