Airport security can be very frustrating. You stand in an endless line, wait to unload your shoes and belongings into security bins, and inevitably get stuck right behind the slowest traveler of all time. Delta Airlines decided to improve this in its hometown of Atlanta, which is also good news for Roll-Off Dumpster Direct! After a recent delivery made to Delta’s terminal at the airport (presumably for this construction), we’re especially pleased.
Delta paid for and installed what they’re referring to as “innovation lanes,” a plan that took two months and $1 million to complete.
One aspect that frequent flyers are sure to love are the five different “divestment points.” Rather than waiting in a single file line behind slow-movers, travelers can simply drop off their belongings at one of the five slots. This will get travelers through much quicker — perhaps five times as fast.
No More Agents Carting Bins
Instead of requiring a TSA agent to push a cart full of empty bins back to the front of the line, an automated conveyor belt brings them right back around.
Additionally, this automated bin system can reroute bins that set off security alarms to a separate area for inspection. These advancements may seem small, but they actually free up a lot of the TSA agents’ time. That time can then be directed at screening for potential threats instead of wheeling around security bins.
Not only will these improvements make the process much faster, it will also allow the TSA to be more diligent in safety screening. You can find a video of these innovation lanes here.