Delta Invests $5 Million to Counter TSA Bottlenecks at Airports
Delta Air Lines announced it is spending $5 million to help passengers get through airport security checkpoint lines faster.
The Atlanta-based airline said it is adding its own staff and contractors at TSA security checkpoints at peak hours to free up TSA personnel so they can open additional lanes and focus on clearing passengers. The additional staff will perform non-screening tasks. Delta is spending close to $4 million on this front alone.
In addition, Delta is consulting with industrial engineering experts on how to redesign security checkpoints for better passenger flow. The airline has already invested some $1 million in redesigning two lanes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta’s home, to speed up the security experience.
In April, Delta announced an investment in and a partnership with Clear, a company that, using biometrics, provides expedited access to airport security checkpoints.
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