United Airlines opened state-of-the-art, automated screening lanes this week at its hometown hub of Chicago O’Hare. The new lanes enable up to five customers to fill their individual bins simultaneously and move through the screening process quicker, even if TSA agents need to perform additional screening on a customer further up the queue. The lanes also utilize a parallel conveyor system that automatically returns empty bins to the front of the queue. “We’ve gone from an unacceptable 104 minute wait time at peak hours at O’Hare to some of the shortest in the country among major airports,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Last month, the airline launched automated screening lanes at its hub in Los Angeles and expects to open automated lanes at Newark Liberty International Airport, the airline’s premier Trans-Atlantic gateway, before Thanksgiving. In addition to the automated screening lanes, United is installing audio and visual enhancements in the security queuing area to provide customers with more information while waiting.