"It is what it is," said Rochester resident Rose Solomon. Travelers like Solomon may have to get used to waiting.
The Federal Aviation Administration warned its 47,000 workers many could lose their jobs or be furloughed through September.
"It could be the biggest displacement of employees since the depression in 1929. And many good economists believe it could set off that same kind of reaction. It's a stupid thing," said Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
Slaughter says the cuts would impact federal agencies across the board and could have a crippling affect on the nation.
"There seems to be a game of chicken aspect to it. Who will blink? And the damage will be profound," added Slaughter.
With potential cuts looming for those who handle airport security, customs and air traffic control, passengers can expect to wait in line even longer to get to where they've got to go.
"Ever since the children it's been a lot harder to wait in line, especially when they're excited. So that doesn't sound too promising if we have to wait longer, said Pittsford resident Donna Brick.
Donna Brick is heading to Florida with her two children on this February break. A trip she may think twice about taking next year.
"If you're traveling for leisure, and you end up more aggravated and more tired, it's not worth it," said Brown.
As for Rose Solomon she's trying to take it in stride as she leaves Rochester for a Caribbean cruise.
"I'd rather be safe than ya know, I'd rather wait in line and be safe. I hope a lot of people ain't gonna lose their jobs, cause jobs is important," added Solomon.
Right now it's anything but smooth sailing for Congress as it works to try to avoid the cuts set to take place March 1st.