Is this the checkpoint of the future?

CNN | June 7, 2011

By A. Pawlowski

Billing it as a way to end the one-size-fits-all approach to airport security, the International Air Transport Association on Tuesday unveiled a mock-up of what it called the “Checkpoint of the Future.”

Instead of a single screening procedure applied to all fliers, the group envisions that passengers would be divided into risk categories based on the information available about them.

They would then be directed to one of three lanes: “Known Traveler,” “Normal” and “Enhanced Security.”

The first — and quickest — lane would only be available to fliers who have registered and undergone background checks with their governments.

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