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TSA expands PreCheck to five more airports

The Transportation Security Administration said it plans to open up new PreCheck trusted traveler lanes at five more U.S. airports over the next few weeks, speeding up security inspections for participants.

The agency said that by April 1, it expects to have expanded the PreCheck screening option to Austin-Bergstrom, Cleveland Hopkins, Memphis, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham. PreCheck is open to participating members of the frequent flyer programs of American, Delta, United, US Airways and Alaska Airlines, as well as those who have signed up for Customs and Border Protection’s trusted traveler programs like Global Entry.

According to TSA, the PreCheck program has now screened more than 6.5 million passengers since its inception. With the five additional locations, it will be available at a total of 40 U.S. airports.

Persons who go through the PreCheck screenings may not have to remove their shoes, or take laptops or liquids out of their carry-on luggage, speeding up the clearance process. Persons who are eligible for PreCheck are identified to airport security personnel by a special designator in the bar code on their boarding pass.

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