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Some U.S. Airports Want Private Screeners

About one-quarter of the nation’s commercial airports no longer want government employees screening passengers and baggage, preferring private companies working under federal supervision, a congressman said Thursday. Airport directors are upset with the Transportation Security Administration’s inability to adjust staffing to meet demand, which results in long waits at some airports, said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the House aviation subcommittee. He said he had met with more than a dozen airport directors from around the country. Concerns about long lines at airports were underscored by a Federal Aviation Administration report released Thursday that said domestic flights are expected to increase 4.8 percent this year. Full Story

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