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TSA May Let Older Fliers Keep Their Shoes On
Test begins at four airports
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2012 6:37 PM CDT
In this 2008 file photo, shoes and small liquid containers are placed in bins to be screened by a TSA agent at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – The TSA is starting to lighten up a little in terms of airport security. A test program at four big airports—O'Hare, Orlando, Denver, and Portland—will let passengers 75 and older keep their shoes and light jackets on, reports USA Today. Assuming all goes well, the rules will be relaxed elsewhere as well. The move follows some awful headlines like this one involving the screening of seniors. Similar rules already have gone into effect for young kids.

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Mar 15, 2012 9:43 AM CDT
the terrorists won already with the patriot act, there have been terrorist all thru time its nothing new, dismantle the tsa and repeal the patriot act
Mar 14, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
slap the tsa in the face with your shoe to prove their theory shoes are dangerous.
Mar 14, 2012 8:55 PM CDT
The TSA serves no positive purpose. They've already been outed as worthless security that actually makes flying MORE dangerous.