Frustrating queues at US airports could be shortened - and money saved for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - if frequent flyers are allowed to enrol in the PreCheck expedited screening programme for free, according to a study from the University of Illinois.
Today, TSA PreCheck applicants must pay an USD85 fee to join the programme for five years.
The academic study, led by computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Transportation Security, found that costs saved by frequent flyers using expedited security exceeded the cost of waiving their enrolment fees for PreCheck.
"This is an easy case where spending some money will save the federal government more money," Jacobson said.
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