A faster security screening process for frequent travelers is scheduled to open at John Wayne Airport in December.
The PreCheck program, operated by the Transportation Security Administration, lets travelers who voluntarily submit background information go through a special screening line without removing their shoes, coats or belts or taking a laptop out of a carry-on bag.
The program is only open to travelers who are members of a frequent flier program with five participating airlines or participants in a traveler programs approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, such as Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS.
PreCheck was launched in October 2011 and is expected to be expanded to 35 airports by the end of the year. So far, about 4 million passengers in the U.S. have passed through the faster TSA lines.