Categorized | Airlines


Posted on 03 March 2010

The Transportation Security Administration is reviving an idea that aims to take one of the biggest hassles out of airport security: removing your shoes at a checkpoint. A dozen companies have designed a shoe scanning machines, and the TSA says it plans to buy 100 of the devices by next year, USA Today reports. The machines, which find metal weapons and explosives in shoes, didn’t pass muster in tests three years ago. But the developers of the latest generation of the machines promise better results, and the TSA says the technology will improve security. Letting travelers keep shoes on would help checkpoints run more smoothly and allow TSA staff to focus on other aspects of security, the TSA said.

Source: USA Today

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