If you’re a New Yorker, or visit NYC often, you’ll be pleased to hear that Terminal 4 security lines, where Delta primarily operates out of, will drastically be sped up thanks to the TSA adding 17 automated security lanes which will be able to move passengers through security even quicker.
In addition to JFK, these new security lanes will be added to the nation’s 21 busiest airports, so expect to see shorter security lines at even more airports.
This is great news, as I’ve flown out of Terminal 4 several times, and the security lines including TSA Precheck have been extremely long. However, as of now, if you’re a member of CLEAR, they only operate out of JFK Terminal 2, which services Delta, so here’s to hoping that CLEAR will eventually expand to Terminal 4 as well.
Per the New York Post,
Passengers are moving through Newark Airport security checkpoints a lot quicker since the installation of new TSA smart lanes — and similar relief is on the way at JFK, a top Port Authority official said Thursday.
“These screening lanes can move people through more quickly – about a 30 percent improvement in throughput,” Jeanne Olivier, who is in charge of security operations New York’s three regional airports, told The Post.
“That’s a very good thing. However, we see that [they] are not requiring fewer screeners.”
United Airlines funded the 17 Automated Screening Lanes, which use modern technology and larger bins, in partnership with the TSA.
By the end of May, passengers at John F. Kennedy airport will get 19 of the smart lanes, funded by Delta and American airlines.