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Securing America: TSA PreChecks
The past decade has been rough on air travelers, as terrorism concerns have forced the average passenger to endure longer security screening wait times while removing their footwear, undoing their travel cases, and getting patted down. But now there’s a program that might help you get past that.
FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown reports in our ongoing series on national security:
Remember flying before 9/11?
(Seaney) “Your shoes stay on. Your liquids stay in your bag. Your laptops stay in your bag. Go through a metal detector instead of the body scanners.”
It could be that way again as TSA expands the PreCheck program to tens of thousands of eligible flyers. Rick Seaney of farecompare.com says it will identify trusted travelers.
(Seaney) “So, pre-vetting you, saying hey you’re not a risk, you’re a low-risk. You have to go to a TSA office at a nearby airport and get finger-printed.”
And since PreCheck travelers get their own security line…
(Seaney) “That’s gonna take pressure off the lines in some of the other areas, especially with a body scanner, which is a much slower process than going through a metal detector.”
I’m Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.