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What is the TSA pre-check program?

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The TSA pre-check program allows pre-screened flyers who are considered low risk to go through airport security checkpoints more efficiently and quickly. This is currently allowed only at certain participating U.S. checkpoints.

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What is the TSA pre-check program?
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Travelers enrolled in the pre-check program have an improved airport experience, as they no longer have to remove shoes, jackets, belts, bags or laptops for inspection. This means they can move more quickly through lines and security screening. However, there is no guarantee, as travelers may be subject to random security measures enforced by the TSA.

In order to qualify for the program, an online application must be completed, or an appointment can be made at one of more than 280 application centers across the United States. An $85 fee is required for processing.

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