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

(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.

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)
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