The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, may eliminate passenger screenings at smaller airports to accommodate budget cuts. Today, our Kylie Walker went to the Humboldt County Airport in McKinleyville to see if this would have an impact locally. She spoke with Airport Manager, Rod Dinger. She also spoke with passenger, Caleb Lauer.
If the plan were to go through TSA would save around $115 million annually and focus their efforts on the larger airports. This is something flight goers cannot comprehend.
TSA would end screenings at around 150 small airports around the country, but it would likely not affect the local airport. They would consider this only on planes with 60 seats or fewer.