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Amsterdam Airport Tests Express Lane for Light Travelers

  • Streamlined processing for small bags to start on Saturday
  • Airport user KLM has asked for measures to cut waiting lines
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Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is looking to give travelers with little or no baggage speedier passage through security by letting them bypass checkpoints clogged with an increasing number of passengers loaded with carry-ons. 

Beginning in July, the airport will start a trial to streamline processing for passengers with no more than a laptop case, small backpack or handbag, according to a statement on Wednesday. Signs at security checkpoints will direct people to a separate entrance for “Small Bags Only,” with airport employees determining if the luggage is indeed suitable.