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Expecting worst, holiday travelers find fast airport lines

Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday.

Travelers reported moving quickly through airport checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

"Wow. I mean, wow," said Mike Saresky, who flew into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through airport security in 12 minutes and got to leave his shoes on. "I thought it was going to be a lot worse."

The extra dogs were concentrated at the nation's largest airports, but they were not used for all screenings, meaning...

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