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BuzzLine: Can your summer stress be cured by $15K?

buzzlineSummer is all about relaxing vacations, so what’s the source of our summer stress? For me, and many travelers, the epitome of summer stress is arriving at the airport to see the security line wrapped around and around without an end in sight.

It’s ironic really. You plan this lavish, luxurious vacation to a tropical paradise and your whole trip can be turned upside down by the dreaded TSA security line.

Thankfully, TSA isn’t blind to the dilemma and they’re willing to dole out a pretty penny, a total of $15,000 in cash prizes, to anyone with innovative plans to shorten wait times. According to TSA, their new online contest is “looking for the Next Generation Checkpoint Queue Design Model to apply a scientific and simulation modeling approach to meet the dynamic security screening environment.” Think you know how to fix the problem? You can enter your scientifically inclined ideas at their InnoCentive website.

In the meantime, while all of us travelers continue to suffer through the hair-tearing-out experience that is airport security, tell us your genius six-word plan to make travel less stressful. Our favorite ideas?

  • Coffee for everyone. They deserve it!
  • Comfy couches in the waiting line.
  • Skip the airport. Enjoy a “stay-cation.”

The most creative response will win a Starbucks gift card. It won’t make airport security any better, but it will provide you a tasty beverage while you’re stuck in line. Just remember to finish it before you get to the front!

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About Melissa Mowery:

As the newest member of the DC office and recent graduate from JMU with a degree in media arts and design, Melissa has a fresh perspective on the changing media environment. She complements this with her keen eye for strategic design and a passion for brand development. She is interested in the consumer and food and beverage practices and enjoys using all elements of the public relations industry to serve her clients. When not expressing her creativity in the professional world, she can be found pursuing her love of sailing and photography, with her black lab, Ellie, at her side.

6 Comments on “BuzzLine: Can your summer stress be cured by $15K?

  1.  by  Joe Williams
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    My friends: Jim, Jack, Jose, Johnnie

  2.  by  Cathie Max
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    Fly w/ease! frisk the next guy, please ( know it’s more that 6 words, but which should I leave out?)

  3.  by  Scott
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    simple. open more lines, eh?

  4.  by  Dale
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    frequent flyers here. never fly there.

  5.  by  Shalee
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    Free Mimosas, Free Childcare, Free Massages!

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