By Scott McCartney in the Middle Seat feature from May 5 Also talks about how this would be based on flight history and that, as such, this could be seen as a frequent flyer benefit. Also talks about the "success" of the secure flight program. So, is this a real or imaginary benefit? PR spiel, or do they believe what they're saying? The article closes with a comment by John Pistole: At the very least, it suggests they're hearing the concerns of the public (or acknowledging they have to avert a public relations disaster). Thoughts? EDIT: Looks like there was a similar post a few months ago which links to an MSNBC article which refers to a "risk management approach." The Middle Seat piece seems to refer to a somewhat more-developed iteration of the proposal.