After hearing about it for a few months now, it looks like the Registered Traveler program is getting ready to launch.
Today in the Sky, a USA Today blog, reports that the program will debut on June 20th.
Already controversial, the program will allow registered travelers (who have paid a fee and submitted to a variety of background and security checks) to forego certain security processes. Not the metal detector and screening, of course, but travelers will be able to avoid removing coats and shoes. It is also rumored that laptops will not need to be removed from bags going through the screen.
Now, my questions is a personal one. Since crew members have already gone through this background check and security clearance will we be given that same courtesy?