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3. Security screening changes
Fliers will be greeted with new security screening tools on the lower level of Terminal A/B. BWI and the Transportation Security Administration have assembled a four-lane security checkpoint that will allow easier access to Concourses A and B. The security checkpoint includes new screening software that does not rely on a detailed outline of the passenger, putting an end to the unpopular idea of a "virtual strip search."
Instead, when travelers walk through security, the screen displays a cartoonlike image of the personís body. If thereís an area that needs to be checked further, a small yellow box will appear. In the past, the machine only gave verbal instructions to TSA officers about the questionable area, which took more time. Airport officials said the new security system helps to reduce congestion and cuts down on the time it takes travelers to go through the process.
December 14, 2011