Some U.S. travelers who fly abroad are now eligible to zip through special airport screening lines without removing their shoes, belts and jackets or taking laptops and liquids out of carry-on bags.
The Transportation Security Administration announced Monday that it was expanding its so-called PreCheck program to passengers flying abroad from 40 participating U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International Airport.
The PreCheck program was previously limited to U.S. citizens who travel domestically and participate in a frequent-flier program with Alaska, American, Delta, United or US Airways.
Beginning Tuesday, travelers who participate in PreCheck can now use the faster screening lines when flying to select international destinations. PreCheck is also available to Canadian citizens who participate in NEXUS, a pre-screening program for travelers who frequently fly between the U.S. and Canada.