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Express line for airport security

Indianapolis International Airport is one of just two in the U.S. – the other is in Tampa, Fla. – where the Transportation Security Administration is testing a program that allows agents to identify passengers whose behavior raises no red flags and send them through the equivalent of an express security check line.

The TSA is already using PreCheck lines at 35 airports for frequent fliers, selected by the five major airlines, who undergo background checks.

On the high-volume day before Thanksgiving, the TSA reported sending about one-third of Indianapolis airport passengers through the PreCheck line, rather than the typical 5 percent. Passengers in that line can keep their shoes on and don’t have to open their laptops.

The program is far from perfect. The TSA’s “managed inclusion” program seems random and has the potential to discriminate against passengers because of ethnicity. But anything that gets lines moving more quickly without compromising safety is a step in the right direction.

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