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WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.
"We commend Administrator Pistole for his work in implementing risk-based, intelligence-driven programs that further enhance our security while improving the travel experience for all passengers," said ATA President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. "Allowing TSA to focus its finite resources on that which creates the greatest threat is both good policy and good security."
As early as this week, select frequent flyers of ATA members American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will be notified of their eligibility. Those passengers who are nominated for this optional program will then have to opt-in with one of the two airlines. Later this fall, the expedited screening process will be made available for Delta passengers at Atlanta and Detroit airports and for American passengers at Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami airports. The pilot also will be offered to members of several existing U.S. government Trusted Traveler programs.
If the proof of concept is successful, ATA expects that a second phase will include other member airlines: Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, US Airways and United Airlines.