ORLANDO, Fla. - A U.S. congressman from Florida wants to privatize the security that keeps you safe at Orlando International Airport.
Mica just sent a letter to the executive director of OIA asking him to consider opting out of using TSA airport
Mica thinks private companies can do the job just as well as the TSA.
"OIA and all the airports across the country should take this
One traveler said if it saves
"If it could be done more
Right now, 16 airports plan to use private screeners, including the Sanford International Airport.
The TSA said there are 1,200 screeners employed at OIA and 48,000 nationwide.
The spokesperson said the agency would try to get the private companies to hire its workers, but there could be jobs lost.
An OIA spokesperson said the board still has to review the letter and discuss the issue before any