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Travelers makes their way through TSA security at Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, Calif., July 1, 2016.
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will bring automated security screening lanes to four major U.S. airports this fall, which the agency says will decrease the time travelers spend at security screening by 30 percent.

According to a joint press release by the the TSA and American Airlines Group on Tuesday, hubs in Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Miami will speed up their security by automating the bin movements for their passengers’ hand-luggage.

“Our foremost priority is the security of the traveling public,” said TSA Administrator Peter V. Neffenger in the statement. “To ensure that we remain up-to-date in an evolving threat environment, TSA continues to test and deploy state-of-the-art technologies. This collaboration with American Airlines is an important step in enhancing the traveler experience while maintaining effective security.”

In May this year, Delta donated a similar sort of automated security lane to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


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