7/10/2008

A proposal by the U.S. to fingerprint foreign visitors exiting the country could leave Canadians waiting in long security lines. The Air Transport Association is on record as saying that collecting traveler fingerprints is a government function. Air Canada recently called the DHS plan "a big step backward" for airlines. "It also would impair the value of the airlines' technology investments at a time when these companies are struggling mightily with unbearable, record-high fuel and other costs," the airline said.

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