Portland International Airport aims to expedite baggage screening

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Holiday travelers may find it easier to manage their checked bags at Portland International Airport this year thanks to a new baggage screening system.

The new system enables travelers to check in their bags at ticket counters as opposed to hauling their bags from ticket counters to security screening machines across the ticket lobby. Limited live testing of the system began Oct. 28 and has expanded to include six airlines: JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and American Airlines.

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