LINTHICUM, Md. --
A new high-tech, high-speed luggage screening system for AirTran at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is supposed to make flying safer and faster.
AirTran will be able to send the luggage from the ticket counter down one level to the system.
The old system would process 450 bags an hour, but the new system will process almost double that number, airport officials said.
Transportation Security Administration employees will closely watch for anything suspicious. Those items will be rerouted for further screening, officials said.
The new system cost $39 million.
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