It is a common complaint made by seasoned travelers that the occasional vacationer holds up the already-long security lines. Travelers frustrated with airport delays may soon have a new fast lane option. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is trying out Diamond Lanes, a new system that will allow travelers to pick one of three lines: expert traveler, casual traveler, and families/special assistance.
Diamond Lanes will also help with security.
Diamond Lanes are currently being tested at airports in Salt Lake City and Denver, where TSA has tapped into the skiing culture in more than name with color-coded systems. Green circles indicate lines for families and people who need special assistance, blue squares are for casual travelers and black diamonds are for experts.
So far the program is running on the honor system, and travelers will not be forced into specific lines.
TSA hopes to expand the program to other airports, though its success depends on whether fliers follow the rules.