TSA Relaxes Senior Screenings

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:22am

New guidelines could lessen number of pat-down searches for travelers 75 and older.

The Transportation Security Administration is easing up on screenings for travelers who are 75 years and older.

O'Hare International Airport will be among four U.S. airports to test a modified screening procedure for older passengers starting March 19, the TSA announced Wednesday in Chicago.

The new method is expected to resemble the one implemented last fall for travelers under 12, TSA officials said, and could reduce pat-downs of older travelers.

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