Fastest Ways to Get Through Airports


Still taking off your shoes and opening your laptop when you go through airport security?

Over a million people don’t have to, thanks to their enrollment in the TSA Pre Check program. The program, which opened its first application center at Indianapolis International Airport, now has more than 330 application centers nationwide — including locations at 31 airports.

Eliminating the hassle

The expedited screening program which began in October 2011, lets low-risk travelers to enjoy a more efficient screening experience at 133 U.S. airports. TSA Pre-Check travelers may leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.

“The continued growth and passenger participation in TSA Pre affirms our commitment to the evolution of our intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to aviation security,” said TSA Acting Administrator Melvin Carraway.

Best Ways to Utilize

Approved travelers receive a “Known Traveler Number” and may utilize TSA Pre lanes at select security checkpoints when flying on 11 participating carriers: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. TSA however continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

Travelers may also enroll in one of three trusted traveler programs offered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI. Any of these programs can be applied for through Members of these programs are eligible to participate in TSA Pre Check and do not need to apply separately; once successfully enrolled in a CBP trusted traveler program, participants must utilize their “PASSID” as their Known Traveler Number.

If TSA Pre-Check is something your interested in, visit to apply.

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