TSA Tries New Screening System at Atlanta Airport to Cut Wait Time

By Giuliana Manca, Epoch Times
May 24, 2016 Updated: May 24, 2016

A new screening process, designed make airport security checkpoint lines quicker, is being trialled at the world’s busiest airport—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) debuted the new system on May 24 and plans to put it into full effect on May 26. 

 Security lanes at airports around the country currently come to a virtual standstill when suspicious bags are detected. 

CNN reports that the new screening process—which is similar to those employed by London’s Heathrow and Amsterdam’s Schiphol airports—will eliminate these delays. 

Suspicious bags will be automatically rerouted to separate conveyor belts for further inspection, and areas where passengers can remove their shoes at their own pace will keep passengers flowing through the checkpoint.  

Bins in which bags are placed will be automatically recirculated, saving staff time. 

Experts will compare the new lanes in Atlanta with traditional screening lanes by gathering and analyzing data.