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Security Changes Coming to Reno-Tahoe Int'l Airport

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If you are a frequent flyer and are tired of security delays at airports, you are in luck. The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its program on relaxing restrictions on pre-screened passengers. It's called the Pre-Check system and it's already being used in 40 major airports across the country. Once passengers are pre-screened and register, they can pass through with fewer delays.

"They can leave their shoes on, and the belts and sweaters. They can leave their laptops and gels in their bags and just go through," says Lorie Dankers with the TSA Regional Office in Seattle.

She adds that the TSA is trying to move away from its "one-size-fits-all-travelers" system and give those who are pre-screened the advantage. And cutting down on screening lines will quicken things for all passengers.

"We've already spent $27-million in improvements on our checkpoint system and anything that helps us speed things up and improve our customer experience is great!" says Brian Kulpin of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

He adds that with those new improvements, there is more room in the new checkpoint area which should make it easier to install the new system.

The plan is to bring the next 60 Pre-Check airports online by the end of the year. Kulpin says he's heard that November might be the target for Reno-Tahoe and adds that that would be perfect timing for holiday and ski season travelers.

Some passengers will be invited into the program by the airlines they travel with while others can enroll through the Customs and Borders Protection Program which will cost $100 for a 5-year card.

Written by Erin Breen

 

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