BY Christopherson Business Travel |

Sequester Affects Business Travel

In a recent article by, it was reported that the sequester is already affecting many airports and TSA lines, and in turn–business travelers.

If you’re unfamiliar with “sequestration,” The Huffington Post reported that “the sequester is a set of automatic spending cuts put into law by the Budget Control Act. Signed by President Barack Obama in August 2011, that legislation raised the debt ceiling and sought to apply pressure on Congress to come up with a longer term plan for deficit reduction.”

Due to these budget cuts, Homeland Security has been forced to cut some TSA positions and/or not fill any of the open positions. The result is longer airport security lines due to the lack of staffing. Business travelers should be prepared to arrive at their airports earlier than usual and to expect lines.