Kennedy Airport gets speedier security screening system, TSA says

JFK Airport Terminals 2 and 4 are getting new security features that should decrease passenger waiting times, reports Joan Gralla in AMNY.

New bins large enough to hold wheeled suitcases will be used. Every bin will have a Unique Radio Frequency Identification tag that will automatically send all suspicious bags for additional testing and ensure that each passenger is accountable for his or her belongings. Luggage will be photographed as well as X-rayed for ease of identification.

The new system will also allow passengers to pass those passengers who are slower, which currently is not permitted.

JFK is the fifth US airport to use the new systems. Newark-Liberty Airport already uses them. It is not known when or if Laguardia Airport will use the new equipment.

Kennedy’s Terminal 4 has four automated screening lanes and is due to receive 10 more; Terminal 2 currently has two of the new lanes and is scheduled for one more.

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