Opinion: Designated security lines increase stress

05/12/2008 | NYTimes.com

Airport security lines designated for frequent fliers and first-class and business-class travelers increase stress for other travelers and do not necessarily improve security, The New York Times Christopher Caldwell writes. He notes that airlines oppose the Registered Traveler program, and points out that passengers who pay for the Registered Traveler service aren't exempt from security screening procedures. Air Transport Association President James May told a Senate committee in 2006 that funds spent on Registered Traveler were "wasted."

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