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Thursday, November 17, 2011

U.S. Travel Survey Shows Security Tops Air Travel Frustrations

Four of the top five air traveler frustrations relate to the checkpoint process, according to a new survey. Not surprisingly, most travelers support recent initiatives to improve traveler facilitation by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel, announced the survey results at Washington Reagan National Airport.

More than 72 percent chose “people who bring too many carry-on bags through the security checkpoint” as their top frustration. Sixty-eight percent cited “the wait time to clear the TSA checkpoint,” 62.3 percent listed “having to remove shoes, belts and jackets at the TSA checkpoint,” and 42.5 percent were irritated by “TSA employees who are not friendly."

These findings mirror my feelings to the letter! 

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