Experts doubt demand for Registered Traveler program

06/15/2010 | USA Today

At least 10 airports reportedly are considering a resurrected Registered Traveler program, but experts say the future of expedited security remains very much in doubt. When TSA stopped conducting passenger background checks in 2008, Registered Traveler became little more than a pass to the front of the security line -- something airlines already provide for their elite members. Frequent fliers also note that airport security in general has greatly improved, reducing the need for a special pass, and some say the expensive program is hard to justify when international airports do not participate.

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