Inconsistency among airports and long lines
were among the chief concerns cited about passenger-screening
practices in a recent online poll of business travelers and travel
managers conduced by the Business Travel Coalition (BTC).
from airport to airport was the top concern (38%), barely edging
out long lines (37%). In almost a footnote, removing shoes (9.6%)
was the third most-cited peeve in the survey.
Of the participants
in the poll, sponsored by biometric fast-pass vendor Verified
Identity Pass, 66% identified themselves as business travelers, 13%
as travel managers, and 21% said they completed the survey in both
roles. The survey of 651 respondents was conducted May 6 to May
Slightly more than
77% of business travelers and just more than 60% of corporate
travel managers said they would support or strongly support a
of a registered-traveler program came with caveats, according to
managers and individual travelers are supportive insofar as the
cost of membership is affordable, a program delivers on promised
benefits and the use of, access to and protections of travelers
data meet the highest standards, the BTC said.
Security Administration (TSA) is conducting a pilot registered
traveler program at five airports that runs through
The BTC plans to
provide the survey results to the TSA.
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