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One of the most hated experiences of most airlines travelers is going through airport security. TSA has a worse reputation than members of Congress. No one enjoys having to take their laptop out, shoes, coat and belt off, then stand in a scanner that makes you wonder how much of your privacy is being violated, and then the random pat-downs and body searches. Then you have to get dressed, put your laptop away and hope you make your flight. That may change, somewhat, according to TSA.

The TSA is currently conducting a demonstration of new computed tomography (CT) scanners in the single checkpoint late at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in a move to heighten security efforts and threat detection capabilities.

In partnership with American Airlines, the TSA’s demonstration of its new technology is being conducted through its Innovation Task Force.

“Enhancing aviation security is a shared responsibility,” said American Airlines Senior Vice President for Customer Experience Kerry Philipovitch regarding the collaboration with the TSA…

Anything that would hasten the line at airport security is a good thing. It’s also a good thing if the new 3-D scanner makes it harder to take anything dangerous on the plane via carry-on luggage, but one has to wonder if the new scanner will make them question more items in one’s carry-one and call for more physical inspections of carry-on?

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