Airport security screening seems to take forever. Especially on those days when you’re running a few minutes late. Save time, sign up for TSA Pre-Check. Currently available in many airports across the country (depending upon the airline you’re flying) you no longer need to remove your laptop or liquids from your carry on or take off your shoes, belt or jacket. TSA Pre-Check has a separate screening line at participating airports, so until more people discover the advantage, these lines are usually extremely short. Flying United, we breezed through the TSA Pre-Check line in Denver in less than 2 minutes, while there was a 8-12 minute wait in the premium security lane. Pre Check is even faster than Clear, which pre-screens passengers at Denver as well. Not everyone qualifies for the program. If you’re a member of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs including Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI programs or are a certain eligible airline frequent traveler, you may qualify. You can find out more at the TSA site here or check with your major US airline carrier.
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Last modified: January 6, 2014