TSA introduces new way to bypass screenings at Tampa International Airport

  • Langley is a trained passenger screening canine assigned to Tampa International

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is well aware of its less than savory reputation for screening airline passengers. Because of that perception, TSA officials say they're constantly working on new methods to make the flying experience more friendly.

Hence the new program called Managed Inclusion, which uses canines and behavioral detection as a method to pre-screen passengers. The program has been in effect on a limited basis at Tampa International Airport (TIA) since November (the only other airport where the program is being used is in Indianapolis).

The system is only used at Airside E at TIA, so passengers would have to fly Delta, Air Canada or Sun County to be eligible for a screening that doesn't require discarding shoes, belts and everything else at the security checkpoint.