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TSA to Open Pre-Screening to Public

Travelers weren’t the only ones wishing that TSA security lines would move a bit faster. This week, the TSA expanded the voluntary program using a background check to expedite wait times in airport security lines.

For $85, travelers can become five-year members of the PreCheck program. Enrollment, which will be available online later this year, requires submitting fingerprints as well as a background check.

Perks of enrolling include:

  • Approved travelers will be directed to an expedited security line
  • People will not need to remove their shoes, belts or lightweight jackets
  • Travelers will be permitted to bring a small water bottle through security
  • Laptops will not need to be unpacked when screened

The first participating airports will be Washington Dulles International and Indianapolis International, with more airports added throughout the year.

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Hilary

Deal Expert, Chicago
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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