TSA plans push to reduce airport lines, opening enrollment for its Pre-Check program

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  1. Newscience

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    TSA plans push to reduce airport lines, opening enrollment for its Pre-Check program

    By Ashley Halsey III, Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 4:20 PM

    The Transportation Security Administration merrily tweeted photos of short lines at airport security checkpoints over the heavily traveled Thanksgiving weekend, and now it plans to make a key reason for those shorter lines more readily available.
    Travelers who use the TSA’s Pre-Check program get to keep their shoes, belts and sweaters on and do not have to pull their laptops from cases or display their baggy of liquids as they hustle through special airport checkpoint lines.
    Their carry-on luggage still passes through X-ray machines, and they still must step through metal detectors.
    The TSA says that more than 25 million fliers have used the zip-through-security program since its soft rollout in 2011.
    Now it is opening a registration Web site, sign-up centers at major airports and a few downtown locations nationwide, with the first at Indianapolis International Airport this week and one set to open at Dulles International before year’s end.

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    So... basically what is becoming available for everyone is the same security screening that was available for everyone 15 years ago, but at a price. Not trying to make a political statement here but this does sound like American capitalism at its very best. "Oh you liked that freedom... you can have it back for $50-100."
     
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    Hi, Bill Hunt,
    I also found that if you put your Milepoint posting inside of the "brackets" "quote" "brackets", it will then be included inside of the "blue box quote".
    BTW, I also saw TSA personnel asking non-TSA-Precheck qualified folks to go into the empty TSA Pre-check line, at BDL a few weeks ago. I suspect that TSA is trying to not have their folks simply standing around doing nothing... :rolleyes:
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