American Airlines’ New Tech to Speed Up Security Lines

Automated screening lanes expected to reduce wait times by 30 percent.

American Airlines Security Lines

Many travelers can expect shorter security line wait times at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport next year, thanks to new technology being developed by Fort Worth-based American Airlines. 

Automated screening lanes are expected to reduce wait times as much as 30 percent, according to the Dallas Business Journal. The DFW Airport Board recently approved the $3.4 million project that will be installed at the airport’s busiest checkpoints. 

Some of the new features will include larger bins, radio tags on bins to improve accountability of items, cameras that capture photos of bags to match up with X-ray images, and machines that push the bins through the conveyor system and return them to the front of the line. 

Construction to install the new security lanes won’t begin until after the holidays.  

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