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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Cost of airport security to U.S. economy: $85 billion, 900,000 jobs

From e-Travel Blackboard:
After a decade of enhanced aviation security post 9/11, U.S. Travel Association president Roger Dow is set to testify in a Senate Committee Hearing on 2 November, claiming current security procedures are hampering travel and U.S. economy growth.

According to the U.S. Travel Association, the US economy is missing out on $85 billion in consumer spending and 900,000 jobs because American travelers are avoiding flying due to the "hassles of air travel".

"A 2010 study...found that American travelers would take an additional two to three flights per year if the hassles in security screening were eliminated," the U.S. Travel Association said.
Freedom isn't free, but apparently neither is tyranny.

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