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TSA contest calls for ideas to improve airline security lines

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Everyone hates long lines at security checkpoints and the TSA knows it. Now the TSA is sponsoring a contest to encourage anyone with new ideas about how to make the airport security lines go faster.

Often for air travelers, the security checkpoint experience is the worst part of their trip. That's why the TSA turned to the crowdsourcing site Innocentive asking for ideas pledging a total of $15,000 in prize money, with at least one $5,000 award.

Aviation security expert Juval Aviv is not impressed. Aviv says airline safety should not be sacrificed for convenience, especially not at a time like this of heightened international conflict.

The TSA says "the Innocentive challenge is about leveraging innovation and out of the box thinking to find solutions to TSA's most challenging issues."

A number of passengers we spoke with brought up the TSA's Precheck program as an innovation that should be expanded. It's basically an express lane if you're pre-registered with them and have undergone a background check.

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