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What's the price for less airport hassle?

Frequent travelers would be willing to pay and submit to a background check for access to a program that gave them an easier time going through security at the airport, according to a new survey.

In the survey, more than 1,000 adults were asked how likely they were to enroll in a program for "trusted travelers" that would grant U.S. citizens expedited security screening if they paid a fee between $100 and $150 and allowed their background to be checked.

While fewer than half of all travelers -- 45 percent -- said they were very or somewhat likely to enroll, 61 percent of frequent leisure travelers and 75 percent of frequent business travelers leaned toward signing up.

The survey was commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, a travel industry trade group that is pushing for such a program.


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Jodi Romanello

How incredibly sad, and what a comment on life in the USA today...we have to pay not to be groped and harrassed? Wow.

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