75% say ‘there has to be a better way’ for security

75% say ‘there has to be a better way’ for security

By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY From USA TODAY’s Airport Check-in column:

Three in four fliers believe “there has to be a better way” to conduct air travel security screening, says a survey released by the U.S. Travel Association last week. It was compiled based on responses from 1,000 travelers.
Eight in 10 support a trusted traveler program that would provide alternative screening measures for American citizens who submit to a background check and meet other risk criteria, it says. Travelers also dislike having to remove shoes more than the new pat-down body searches by checkpoint security personnel, it says.
Respondents would take an average of two to three more trips a year if the security hassles were “reduced,” it says. The additional trips would add $84.6 billion in travel spending, USTA estimates. — Roger Yu

Posted Dec 28 2010 8:14AM


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