Major airports in Orlando, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis and Charlotte, N.C., are considering dropping TSA as their security provider. Instead, they would use private security providers to perform pre-flight screening in an effort to foster better customer relations and increase efficiency.
Meanwhile, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), recently-appointed chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has advised the nation's 200 largest airports to dump TSA. The organization is a "bloated, poorly focused, top-heavy bureaucracy," he said.
For many of these airports, the switch to privatized security could come in less than a year. Stay tuned!