"I just don't want to miss my plane over it," she said with a laugh.
But she doesn't want her seat to sit empty because she's still stuck in a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint.
"I'm happy, happy, happy to wait my turn to go through line, but I want some advance notice if I'm going to be waiting an hour and a half or something," she said. "I'm willing to be here an hour early, even two hours early, as long as I have some advance notice."
The Clinton National Airport Commission has hired the Jacobs Agency to put consultants on the ground to track travelers' wait times. The cost is $125,000 to take a look at customers' experience from start to finish and see what can be done to speed up the process.
"We're looking for an independent voice to be able to provide answers to put together a plan," said airport spokesperson Shane Carter.
Some travelers are willing to wait in the line for the sake of safety.
"I'm pro security, I don't care if it takes 3 hours. What I care about is my safety," said traveler Patrick Labat.
"If I've got to wait 20 minutes to an hour for my children to have their dad come home -- I'm okay with that," agreed fellow flyer Robert Birkholz.
But the Airport Commission would like to see wait times reduced to 15 minutes.
"That's the window we want to see, we want it in that range to make sure our customers are making their flights and the process is going smoothly," said Carter. "We have had reports of long lines and long waits."
Outside of peak times the lines move fairly quickly, but then waits during certain times can get excessive which cause customers to complain.
"You have situations like this time today where there aren't that many people. Travelers see that and think they don't need to get here very early. But at four in the morning you'll have a line back up all the way to the escalator," Carter said.
The consultants will take notes on everything including the need for extra bodies to man the stations and equipment issues like extra time with body scanners.
"This study will aim to answer quite a few questions. Do we need more staffing from TSA here? Do we need more scanners?" Carter said. " With the full body scanners, they are slower. You're looking at probably 5-7 second at least for each passenger and you multiply that, plus people who have to pack and unpack their bags and you can see the area get clogged up."
Despite perceptions, Carter said the Airport Commission and the Clinton National Airport have little to no control over security checkpoints, with all of the authority falling into TSA's hands. But the consultants' recommendations will help the Commissioners communicate with TSA officials about needs to improve the experience for Little Rock travelers.
"What we'll be able to do is take this information, the data they gather, and take those to TSA leaders in Washington. That way, we have independent information backing up our requests for resources. Plus, we want to make sure that we're investing energy and money in the right places," Carter said. "We want the area to be looked over and make sure we have adequate space before we start reconfiguring."
The consultants will be taking down travelers' data during peak times at the airport throughout the week. According to Carter those times include 4:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.