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Transportation Security Administration employees assist travelers through the security process at Southwest Florida International Airport on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in Fort Myers. The airport's security has yet to employ the use of full-body scanners but does perform a pat-down search on random passengers and passengers that set off the metal detector. David Albers/Staff

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  • Travelers file through Southwest Florida International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in Fort Myers. David Albers/Staff
  • Transportation Security Administration employees assist travelers through the security process at Southwest Florida International Airport on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in Fort Myers. The airport's security has yet to employ the use of full-body scanners but does perform a pat-down search on random passengers and passengers that set off the metal detector. David Albers/Staff
  • A Transportaion Security Administraion official screens a passenger passing through a security checkpoint on Concourse C at Southwest Florida International Airport at the new Midfield Terminal Friday. 250 TSA employees will help passengers funnel through 12 lanes of security instead of the eight at the old terminal promising faster access to the concourses.
Erik Kellar/Staff
  • In this Aug. 3, 2011 photo, airline passengers go through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. The TSA was created after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
  • In this Aug. 3, 2011 photo, a Transportation Security Administration officer discovers unallowable liquids in a passenger's carry on luggage at the security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. The TSA was created after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
  • In this Aug. 3, 2011 photo, airline passengers go through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. The TSA was created after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
  • In this Aug. 3, 2011 photo, an airline passenger is checked by an advanced imaging technology scanner while going through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. The TSA was created after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
  • A TSA employee, center, directs a family toward a security checkpoint after a wait of over four hours in line at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, in Seattle. With people waiting up to four hours on security lines that snaked through the airport and out into the parking garage, airport officials said Thursday they were seeing the worst backup since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Employees of the Transportation Security Administration use wands to check over passengers as they pass through the security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport early Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. Security was stepped up at the airport on Wednesday as the first-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States was marked. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • Transportation Security Administration lead officer Josephine Fanfarelli assists travelers through the security process at Southwest Florida International Airport on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in Fort Myers. The airport's security has yet to employ the use of full-body scanners but does perform a pat-down search on random passengers and passengers that set off the metal detector. David Albers/Staff
  • A Transportation Security Administration employee assists travelers through the security process at Southwest Florida International Airport on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in Fort Myers. The airport's security has yet to employ the use of full-body scanners but does perform a pat-down search on random passengers and passengers that set off the metal detector. David Albers/Staff
  • Southwest Florida International Airport and the TSA have made passing through security a bit easier with a family lane for people like Jason Struthers, left, who has his family, including three children, in tow.  Melissa Snyder, a transportation security officer with TSA, right, looks over each child's boarding pass. The line is designed to give those such as families or people with special needs a bit more time and not feel as rushed as in the normal lines.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • On Thursday morning after British officials foiled a terror plot to use liquid explosives to blow up passenger planes, TSA officials upped security measures by not allowing travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport to carry any liquids or gels, including deodorants, suntan lotion, lip balm and shaving cream, onto the plane in their carry-on luggage.  Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C. resident Josh Edwards is greeted by his mother, Sue Edwards, after arriving at Southwest Florida International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in Fort Myers. David Albers/Staff
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C. resident Josh Edwards is greeted by his mother, Sue Edwards, after arriving at Southwest Florida International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in Fort Myers. David Albers/Staff

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