Most frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 to enroll in a trusted traveler program for a better airport security experience, according to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association.
The association recently recommended that an opt-in trusted traveler program for domestic air travelers similar to programs operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Transportation Security Administration is considering options for such a program.
The survey asked more than 1,000 adults how likely they were to enroll in a program that offered expedited screening at major U.S. airports for U.S. citizens who pay an annual fee of $100-150 and undergo a background check.
Forty-five percent of all travelers said they would likely enroll, including 75 percent of business travelers and 61 percent of leisure travelers.