If you’re traveling from Boston Logan International Airport anytime soon you may be in for a new experience. Security officers will be screening for behavior by engaging flyers in a conversation at checkpoint.
Terminal A of the Boston airport is th is the base of the pilot initiative, which will be in place for 60 days. Logan is currently the only airport running the program.
“The majority of passengers will experience a casual conversation with a behavior detection officer after they provide their boarding pass and ID,” Transportation Security Administration spokesman Greg Soule told CNN. “A small portion of passengers may get selected for an extended conversation and if the behaviors are still being exhibited, they may receive additional screening. In some cases, they may be referred to law enforcement.”
Security officers will be checking for suspicious behavior emitted through facial expressions of tension, fear and deception. There are currently 3,000 behavior detection officers deployed across airports nationwide.
TSA will evaluate how the pilot program impacts airline security before expanding the structured program to other airports.
The TSA will evaluate how the pilot impacts security and passengers before determining whether to expand it to other airports.