Airlines praise streamlined airport security

07/23/2009 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

New procedures, new technology and a downturn in air travel have reduced airport security wait times to about 10 minutes at major U.S. airports, compared with an hour or more just two years ago. Passengers have helped the process by learning the routine, and advanced X-rays and millimeter-wave machines have reduced the need for secondary searches. As a result, airlines that once urged passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before a flight are now asking for only 60 to 90 minutes.

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