United Airlines opens automated screening lanes for passengers at Chicago O'Hare

United Airlines has added automated screening lanes at multiple airports with the opening of its fully redesigned TSA pre-check security checkpoint at the airline´s Chicago O´Hare hub, the company said.

The company said the addition of the new lanes increase efficiency and improve the screening experience for its customers. The new lanes enable up to five customers to fill their individual bins simultaneously and move through the screening process more quickly, even if TSA agents need to perform additional screening on a customer further up the queue. The lanes also utilize a parallel conveyor system that automatically returns empty bins to the front of the queue.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.