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New procedures at Louisville International Airport and across the country

Traveling may be a little easier for those flying out of the Louisville International Airport and across the country. The new procedures are being implemented to try to make flying a more pleasant experience.

One of the hassles is increased security leading to all those long lines.  So the Transportation Security Administration has come up with a new way for passengers to go through security.

It's called the Diamond Select Program, and it's a series of three lanes that directs passengers based on their travel knowledge.  The expert lane is for the frequent or business traveler, the casual line is for those who travel less frequently, and the third lane is for families with young children or those who need special assistance.

Elio Montenegro of Homeland Security explains that, "Passengers pretty much self-select.  They decide themselves whether they know what to do at the checkpoint, and if they pick the lane that is best suited for them.  So those passengers who know the drill, they know they need to take out their laptop...pack the liquid separately...usually throws those travelers who have considered themselves experts."

The TSA says it may take awhile for people to adjust to the new procedures.  Customer service representatives will be on hand during peak hours to assist passengers.

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