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Faster TSA lines coming to John Wayne Airport in December

November 14, 2012|By Hugo Martin
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles…)

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.

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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.

To answer questions from passengers interested in participating, the TSA is also opening a temporary information center at Terminal A of John Wayne Airport on  Nov. 15, 19 and 21.

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