Charlotte airport searches cars parked by valets

October 5, 2013 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Workers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport commonly search cars travelers leave with valet parking.

The airport's aviation director says any vehicle dropped off at the airport's curbside is subject to being searched, and workers have been doing that for the past year-and-a-half. Jack Christine says it's is part of the airport's security plan and was approved by Transportation Security Administration.

Christine says if the no-notice searches find anything suspicious, law officers are called to take a look.

Airport officials say they're now planning to post signs alerting passengers their vehicles are subject to search.

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