More and more airports are using a fairly new system that allows travelers to choose which security line they should be on.
Travelers determine whether they fall into the category of “Families and Special Assistance,” “Casual travelers,” or “Expert Travelers.” These lanes are supposed to speed up the security process for some and free up personnel to offer assistance to others.
Of the two airports I fly out of most, JFK and TPA, I haven’t seen JFK use the system so far, and I’ve seen TPA use it only sometimes.
Have you used the “self-select” system when flying? Do the lanes help speed up security lines?