TSA Considers Cutting Security Screenings at 150+ Airports
The Transportation Security Administration is looking at cutting security screenings at more than 150 small and medium airports.
TSA is considering allowing thousands of passengers to board commercial airplanes across the United States without being screened.
The documents from June and July outline an elimination of security screening at small and some medium-sized airports that operate commercial planes with 60 seats or less.
TSA’s recent cost analysis estimates the move would save $115 million.
That extra money could be used to bolster security at large airports.
National security experts disagree with this proposal because of possible attacks.
According to the proposal, passengers and luggage arriving from these smaller airports would be screened when they arrive at major ones.
TSA currently screens passengers at 440 airports.