News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Metro RTA

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


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


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
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.
Courtesy of Matt McGee flickr
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

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.

 

St.Clair - TSA pre-check at Cleveland Hopkins

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:09)


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.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park considers fire to fight invasives
I'm for the controlled burn. There are not enough people (myself included) who volunteer for the removal of invasive plant species. Therefore, another solution ...

Remembering Cleveland music impresario Hank LoConti
The picture here is not the original Agora. It is the old WHK studios where the Agora moved into.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University