Many travelers are willing to pay for priority screening

07/5/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A recent survey found that 45% of U.S. travelers would be "very" or "somewhat" willing to pay a $150 fee in order to move more quickly through airport screening lines. Passengers would undergo a background check before being allowed to participate in the program. The idea is more popular among people who travel frequently, according to the survey. Three-fourths of frequent business travelers said they would be likely to pay the fee. The Transportation Security Administration has indicated that it hopes to test the program this year.

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