Austin airline bag screening process temporarily changing

New bag checking screening process at the Austin airport.

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Travelers heading to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport should plan a little extra time to move through security.

The bag screening process is temporarily changing for those taking off on a Frontier, Allegiant, Virgin America, Air Canada, Delta, or Southwest flight.

The current 8-year-old screening machines are being replaced with more efficient machines.

The new process requires travelers to check their bags at the ticket counter, take their bags to a screening machine, and then give their luggage to TSA before being screened themselves.

The project is expected to be completed by Spring of 2016. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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