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Imagine being able to pass through airport security without stopping, removing clothing, or taking liquids and laptops out of bags. Sound too good to be true? According to the head of an international airlines trade group, this could easily be the case by the end of this decade.
"We simply can't cope with the expected volume of passengers with the way things are today," said Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, the airlines' trade group.
Tyler spoke at an international conference in the United Arab Emirates where airline executives warned that unless there's a major overhaul of security measures, airport terminals will become overwhelmed, lines will grow longer and passengers will become even more disgruntled.
Tyler is optimistic that instead of screening every passenger the same way, there will be a system based on individual passenger risk. It's a concept that the industry hopes will be tested at a handful of airports beginning in two years.
The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told the conference that passengers who are "willing to share a little more information" ahead of time will have a "much better experience" at airport security.
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