TSA speeds up screenings

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 11:10am

The head of Homeland Security says big changes could be coming to airport security.

For frequent fliers, it's a planned process.

Keisha Gulley leaves plenty of time.

"My theory is if your plane leaves at 12, you get here at 10," she says.

Eric Schindler can get his shoes off in seconds.

"A foot and a finger," he says as he demonstrates his technique.

Now, after years of turning the process of flying into more of a science, government officials say in the future travelers can expect that snail pace of security to speed up.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced government officials are "moving towards an intelligence...approach to how we screen passengers...One of the first things you will see over time is the ability to keep your shoes on."

"I think that that's great because I'm the type of person I don't like to put my feet on somebody else's floor so I think that's great," Gulley says.

Schindler is more skeptical.

"It worries me a little bit because I think something else will be coming in its place," he says. "You know, I mean it will be leave your shoes on but spend more time in the scanner or something."

We likely won't see a change in the limitations on liquids on airplanes for years.

Secretary Napolitano says the technology to distinguish harmless liquids from explosives quickly just doesn't exist yet.
 

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