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Fliers May Soon Have an Easier Time Getting Through Airport Security
In the coming year, fliers may have an easier time getting through security checkpoints at airports.
The Transportation Safety Administration has launched a pilot program that lets average travelers hurry to their planes without having to remove their shoes or take liquids out of their carry on luggage. But there will be a couple of hurdles before you get to your gate.
Travelers must first get past a bomb sniffing dog and an agent who is specially trained to detect suspicious behavior.
It's a program called "Managed Inclusion" and is currently being tested in Tampa and Indianapolis. TSA official's say they hope to expand the program next year. The TSA currently operates "pre-check" security lines in 35 airports.
Those lines are reserved for pre-screened travelers who are members of an airline or hotel loyalty program or who have paid 100 dollars to enroll in a screening program through the US Customs and Border protection.