TSA and AA developing new 3D luggage scanners for US airports

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The TSA is working with American Airlines to bring about a new scanning machine that may change the experience of security lines for many travelers, reports CBS News.

Travellers in the U.S. have become accustomed to long TSA lines where shoes and belts are removed, and smartphones are placed within X-ray machines, among other things.

X-ray machines may soon be replaced with a CT, or computed tomography bag-scanning machine, which would create 3D images of the contents within a piece of luggage, reports Fortune.

This way, passengers would not be required to take anything out of their carry-on baggage, as the machine would be able to "see through" it.

The machine would allow officers to directly zoom in and rotate the 3D image, which reportedly would be "much better at detection."

Pekoske also said that in around five years, they expect passengers to not have to remove any items from their carry-on bags.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Showing the old X-ray machine where people had to take out many things from their carry-on suitcase to put in a tray.
2. Showing the CT carry-on scanner and the 3D image it would create.
3. The machine 'seeing through' the luggage.
4. Officers would be to zoom in and rotate the luggage to check what's inside.

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Travellers in the U.S. have become accustomed to long TSA lines where shoes and belts are removed, and smartphones are placed within X-ray machines, among other things."

"Fortune reports X-ray machines may soon be replaced with a CT, or computed tomography bag-scanning machine, which would create 3D images of the contents within a piece of luggage."

"This way, passengers would not be required to take anything out of their carry-on baggage, as the machine would be able to 'see through' it."

"The machine would allow officers to directly zoom in and rotate the 3D image, which reportedly would be 'much better at detection.'"

SOURCES: Fortune, CBS News, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, American Airlines Newsroom
http://www.fortune.com/2018/07/24/tsa-american-airlines-airport-security-screenings-3d-scanner-images-analogic/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-3-d-scanners-could-ease-hassle-of-air-travelers/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-3d-luggage-scanner-20170619-story.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/07/19/tsa-american-airlines-test-3-d-screening-carry-bags-new-york-jfk/800520002/
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-TSA-Testing-New-State-of-the-Art-Screening-Technology-in-New-York/default.aspx