This story is a few days old, but if it’s about transportation in Columbus, we’ll post it…eventually…probably. Anyway, there are new security procedures in place at CMH. You can declare yourself a beginner/family (green circle), occasional traveler (blue square), or expert (black diamond). I guess the point is to reduce frustration for everyone by letting the slow people take their time stress-free away from those pushy experts and to let the experts feel superior to everyone else. I haven’t been through this system yet, which is in place at quite a few airports, so I’ll withhold further judgment. The concept started in Denver and Salt Lake City, so that’s what’s up with the skiing theme. No plans have been announced for moguls.
Security Changes Implemented At Port Columbus
Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:37 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — New procedures implemented at Port Columbus International Airport on Thursday aim to get travelers through security faster.
The Transportation Security Administration’s Diamond Self Select program is comprised of a series of lanes that direct passengers through security checkpoints, 10TV News reported.
The lanes are divided into three categories. Travelers who fly on a regular basis, such as business travelers, can use the ‘Expert’ lane. The ‘Casual’ lane is for passengers who travel less frequently. The ‘Family/Special Assistance’ lane can be used by travelers who go through the checkpoints a little slower, Ramos reported.
“You get somebody who is used to going through security very quickly and knows exactly what they need to do, they tend to kind of push people when they get into line and this tones down the anxiety for the less experienced traveler,” said TSA security director Donald Barker.