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Wanted: An App That Calculates Wait Times Straight to Your Airport Gate

A group of entrepreneurs are working on technology that could vastly improve the universally terrible experience of airports.
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Prior to Sept. 11, the airport-arrival rule of thumb in just about any city was pretty simple: Aim to arrive an hour early for domestic flights, two hours early for international.

Since then, the process of traveling to your gate – nevermind out of town – has been more generally governed by chaos. You may spend 45 minutes in the security line at Miami International just waiting for the opportunity to strip off your shoes (ahhhem). Or you could kill two monotonous hours sitting at your gate for the error of vastly overestimating airport dysfunction. Everything about the modern airport is unpredictable, from the long-term parking lot situation, to the rental car shuttle to the check-in line.