How much do you hate standing barefoot and beltless in an airport security line, waiting to submit to inspection by a “porno scanner”?
Now you can “upgrade” to a new express route through security, bypassing the hassle.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is rolling out a new program called Precheck—designed to divert low-risk passengers out of high-security lanes.
After a one-time background check, you’ll be able to keep your shoes, belt and jacket on, leave your laptops and liquids inside your carry-on bags, and walk through a metal detector rather than a full-body scan (for domestic travel only).
Right now, there are only two ways to become eligible for Precheck: receive an invite from Delta, American, Alaska, or United Airlines, or US Airways (being a frequent flier helps), or participate in one of these three “trusted traveler” programs:
- Global Entry ($100) Pre-screened overseas travelers bypass customs forms and the immigration line (using an electronic kiosk instead) when returning home to a major U.S. airport.