Iris-scan system linked to government databases to funnel regular travellers who supply personal data into special queue.

This article titled “US plans fast-track security checks for low-risk frequent flyers” was written by Dan Milmo in Singapore, for The Guardian on Tuesday 7th June 2011 10.44 UTC

Airline passengers in the US could be handed a shortcut through security checks under a government plan to give favourable treatment to low-risk travellers.

The plan would allow passengers who agree to supply personal data to US officials to receive a less stringent examination at airport departure lounges. The head of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), John Pistole, said travellers who supplied information such as frequent flyer details and travel records in advance would pass through security areas more quickly.

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