US airports make up a critical national infrastructure, worth several hundred billion dollars. Despite this, most financial resources allocated by the government for aviation security goes to airlines and not the airports themselves.
In 2004, the US federal budget set aside $4.5 billion for aviation security, but airports will receive only $17 million. The largest chunk of money will go to increasing passenger checks and expanding the network of systems to discover explosives in luggage. In 2003, the Transportation Security Administration hired an additional 56,000 employees for these operations.
To make the passage through the control points quicker and easier, materials about the rules of conduct during boarding are broadcast by the media. Passengers are advised not to wear shoes with metal buckles and to take off jewelry when passing through the checkpoint. They are also advised to avoid carrying cheese and chocolate, which look like explosives on the x-ray machines, and can cause unnecessary difficulties. In accordance with the new rules, cutting... [continues]
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