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Cleveland-Hopkins adds expedited screening for frequent flyers
The new TSA pre-check program allows frequent flyers to keep their shoes on and avoid long lines at airport checkpoints
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Long lines at a security checkpoint are common in today's air travel. But a new TSA pre-check program allows frequent flyer travelers the option of keeping their shoes on through expedited screening checkpoints.
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Some travelers flying on five major U.S. airlines can now leave their shoes on at certain check points.  Cleveland-Hopkins is one of 38 airports that have opened special lanes for pre-screened passengers, as WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports.

 

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To qualify, passengers of American, Delta, United, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines must sign up for the expedited screening through their airline’s frequent-flyer program.  International flyers can qualify for the pre-screened line by paying a $100 fee and passing a federal background check. They’ll be issued a special identity card.

Cleveland-Hopkins spokeswoman Jackie Mayo says the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-check program is designed primarily for business travelers.  She says the pre-screened check point is quicker, but all the other security rules still apply.

“Just because you’ve gone through this background check doesn’t exclude you from (not) carrying on any prohibited items. You still have to follow those rules.  It just means you that don’t have to take your belt off, you don’t have to take your shoes off, that kind of thing.”

For now, only one of Hopkin’s three security check-points offers the TSA pre-check option. Mayo says it’s unlikely it will be available at the airport’s two other check points any time soon. The TSA estimates that 7.5 million frequent flyers have already signed up for the program.

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