Thanksgiving travels: TSA testing new travel process

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The day before Thanksgiving is usually the busiest travel day of the year.

Travelers heading to the Honolulu International Airport on Wednesday will notice some changes in place when customers pass through security, making parents smile.

Some of the youngest passengers will not have to take off their shoes or receive controversial pat-downs.

"When traveling this holiday season, passengers will see and experience new procedures in place, including modified screening for passengers 12 and under, who may now leave their shoes and their caps on during screening," said Mary Leftridge Byrd, TSA. "Also, our officers have additional options to resolve alarms, which reduces, though not eliminates, the need for pat down of passengers 12 and under."

According to TSA, all adults are still on the hook. To make the process smoother, TSA recommends adults to wear slip on shoes, to take out computers and travel bags containing liquids, and to take off any sweaters or jackets while going through security.

Travel is expected to be up for the first time in four years since the recession hit. Travelers cans expect to run into more people while traveling on the roads and through the airports.

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