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TSA to test modified screening for older passengers

The US Transport Security Administration (TSA) will begin a testing a modified screening procedure at airport security for passengers aged 75 and over on Monday 19 March.

The procedures will be trialed at selected security lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s Security Checkpoint 3, Denver International Airport’s South Checkpoint/USA Flag Checkpoint, Orlando International Airport’s West Checkpoint and Portland International Airport’s ABC Checkpoint.

The modifications include no longer removing shoes and light outerwear, permitting a second scan through advanced imaging technology to clear any anomalies, as well as a greater use of explosives trace detection.

The changes could see the number of pat downs carried out on older passengers significantly reduced if the trials are successful and will enable TSA officers to better focus their efforts on passengers who may be more likely to pose a risk to transportation while expediting the screening process.

These modified procedures are similar to those tested and implemented at the end of 2011 for passengers age 12 and under. If proven successful, TSA will consider broader implementation.

March 16, 2012

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