TSA 'Pre-Check' Pilot Expanding To Three More Airports
TSA Administrator John Pistole (pictured) announced Wednesday
that three more airports will be added to the TSA Pre-Check Pilot
Program, to help TSA evaluate measures designed to enhance security
by placing more focus on pre-screening individuals prior to flying
in order to expedite their travel experience.
The name is a little confusing. This is not expedited screening
for pilots, but a pilot program to evaluate expedited screening for
all frequent fliers.
The new airports in the program include Los Angeles
International, which will open the test to participants traveling
on American Airlines; Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, for
participants traveling on both Delta and American; and
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, opening in early 2012 for
TSA says support for the program has been overwhelmingly
positive, prompting over 600 comments so far with 99% being
supportive of the program. Eligible participants will normally pass
through checkpoints without the need to remove their shoes, or take
notebook computers or liquids from their luggage.