Waives screening on some flights
Your next flight into Bush or Hobby may be a little easier. The U.S. House last week passed the 'No-Hassle Fly Act' as a way to ease the burden on air travelers.
If signed by the president, the law would allow the TSA to use more discretion when re-screening baggage coming from select airports around the world. Those include points in Canada, the Caribbean and Ireland.
Terrorism expert Jeff Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio says this is long overdue considering the resources wasted on checking all that luggage
"You cannot create a system that is even 60% fool-proof," Dr. Addicott tells KTRH News. "As it is right now, they can still get items on-board the plane."
The double, even triple checking of bags has caused many passengers to miss flights.
"If you're checking bags twice that coming overseas to the United States, that causes huge amounts of unnecessary delay and inconvenience for a vast majority of those travelers," he says.
Dr. Addicott says funds would be better spent on intelligence instead.