TSA makes expedited screening program available to all US citizens, not just frequent fliers

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Updated: July 22, 2013 - 9:08 AM

WASHINGTON — The government is expanding the ways airline passengers can enroll in an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts and keep laptop computers in cases at security checkpoints.

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drposterJul. 22, 1310:53 AM

Thousands Standing Around. I've lost count of the amount of times I've gotten through TSA security while still wearing an all metal watch, belt etc. Do you really trust your security to people who couldnt get a job as a mall cop?

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shuckJul. 22, 1311:13 AM

Take the $4.50 in labor (or maybe $15 at government efficiency levels) saved each time a pre-screened traveler takes a flight and use that to offset most of that $85 fee. At $20 you'd have a much larger percentage of travelers registered allowing more time/money/scrutiny for higher threat locations/people/patterns, which is a boon to the TSA. As a bonus to the traveling public, more folks would be able to keep their shoes and belts on...

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jd55604Jul. 22, 13 5:05 PM

We could expedite travel even more by just disbanding the TSA.

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jd55604Jul. 22, 13 8:28 PM

Nice try. This guy has kept us in Afghanistan and Iraq for almost 5 years now. His drones fly all over the globe assassinating people at will, he was directly responsible for the overthrow of Gaddafi and he's currently trying everything he can to convince the American people to allow him to topple the Assad regime in Syria

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