Shortly after sequestration's official enactment, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters it was impacting wait times at the major airports around the country.
If it is, it doesn't seem to be in Tampa.
Passenger traffic flow at Tampa International Airport has been unaffected by the sweeping cuts, but there's no way of telling if that means there won't be future headaches down the road for travelers.
At the airport Tuesday, passengers had few complaints about the lines. In fact, many expected to wait longer than they did. The only gripe seemed to be with the lack of warm weather.
"I was hoping for some more sunshine and sitting on the beach," visitor Jim Vine said. "Yeah, it was a little chilly. I had to buy a sweatshirt. I had to go to the Target and pick up some extra clothes that I didn't pack."
TSA officials do say the biggest impact of the sequester will likely be with customs, not normal TSA lines. That branch of airport travel cut back big time.
There were very few flight delays reported at TIA.
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