More Security, More Delays

Airlines are urged to tighten up against terrorism

You race for the commuter flight from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., reaching the airport with minutes to spare. A surprisingly long line of passengers still waits ahead of you. A security agent pulls you aside to quiz you about your shoulder bag and suitcase: "Did you pack them yourself? Have they been in your possession since then? Why are you flying to Charlotte? Are you carrying any gifts? Did anybody give you a package to take to someone else?"

While your carry-on is being X-rayed, you step through the metal detector. It screeches. You dump your coins in a tray and...

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