Friday, September 19, 2014
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Can we trust the TSA's trusted-traveler program?

The Consumer Traveler Web site has published the most thorough article I've seen on the Transportation Security Administration's newest version of a "trusted-traveler" program, designed to vet frequent fliers in advance and speed up the airport screening process. Will it really be better for those who now believe they spend too much time in security lines? Read on and decide for yourself how much you will benefit.

Can we trust the TSA's trusted-traveler program?

The Consumer Traveler Web site has published the most thorough article I've seen on the Transportation Security Administration's newest version of a "trusted-traveler" program, designed to vet frequent fliers in advance and speed up the airport screening process. Will it really be better for those who now believe they spend too much time in security lines? Read on and decide for yourself how much you will benefit. 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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