PreCheck: TSA screening program expands at Orlando International - FOX 35 News Orlando

Quick-screening program expands at Orlando International

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If you're a frequent flier sick of standing in long security lines at Orlando International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration wants to help move you along faster next time you travel.

The PreCheck program is expanding at OIA and should speed up lines ahead of the busy holiday travel season.

Travelers in the program are allowed to skip long lines, keep their shoes on and take items out of bags. However, fliers may be asked to go through regular airport screening lines at any time as an additional layer of security, TSA officials said.

If a passenger is selected by an airline, the program is free. But if a traveler signs up voluntarily, it will cost $100 for five years.

"They put me into it. Very beneficial," Olympic gold medalist, pro wrestler and million-miler Kurt Angle said as he prepared to fly out of Orlando on Friday morning.

"I wouldn't have it any other way." Angle said.

The program started small, with Delta being the only airline offering the speed lane in Orlando. A year later, its growing.

"American, United, Delta, Alaska or US Air," Federal Security Director Jerry Henderson said. "To date, more than 4 million passengers have passed through the PreCheck system. Now, the program has been expanded to 29 airports, and we are expecting more airlines to come on board in the near future."

One passenger said told Fox 35 he would sign up because it would save him time, and his background check would cause no problems getting approved.

TSA officials urge travelers to come early, pack your patience and be prepared this holiday season.

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