A speedier trip through airport security could come within a decade

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.kaj18.com/news/a-speedier-trip-through-airport-security-could-come-within-a-decade/

    These days air travelers are used to shoes off, laptops and liquids out and hands up for a body scan when they go through airport security. But the checkpoint of the future could make screening a comparative breeze, not just faster but stress-free as well.

    The Federal Aviation Administration projects that by 2032 1.3 billion people will be flying out of airports in the United States each year. Airlines as well as security experts have been planning ways to streamline the check-in process and alleviate the aggravations. It most certainly will involve advanced technology as well as better intelligence.

    The International Air Transport Association, a worldwide travel industry group representing 240 airlines, hopes that within the next decade, airline passengers will be able to get their boarding passes using fingerprint or retinal scans and then go through a checkpoint non-stop, eliminating what the airline industry calls "touchpoints."

    "You can have standoff screening equipment that's under development now that's going to be a bit more capable than what exists today," said Perry Flint, the association's spokesman. "The goal of the checkpoint of the future is to make security even better than it is today but to remove those hassles and to make it streamlined and a better experience for the passenger."

    Prior to 9/11, an average of 350 people would normally go through a checkpoint in an hour. Now the number is down to about 150 in one hour, according to airline industry officials.

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    Do you really believe the TSA has any incentive to simplify things in the next 10 years? laugh.gif
     
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    Gargoyle is right, the TSA isn't going to do anything to release its tentacles on its power or from the traveling public.
     
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    And more important, they will always strive to increase their role, their employment levels, and their budget.
     
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    People keep telling us the budget will be balanced in 10 years, too.
     
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    Well, as long as you get selected, it's not really possible to get much faster than Precheck can be today. Standoff screening could be a nice option, but will likely raise even more privacy/radiation concerns.
     
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    Have you looked at the pope closely? He wears a kipah.
    :p
     
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