October 24, 2013

Expedited screening begins at Portland Jetport

Passengers who are eligible include U.S. citizens who are members of frequent traveler programs or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program.

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — The Transportation Security Administration has launched a new program at Maine’s Portland International Jetport that allows pre-approved travelers to pass through screening checkpoints more quickly.

The TSA says its so-called “pre-check” expedited screening program went into effect at the airport about two weeks ago. On Thursday, officials are demonstrating for reporters how the screening process works.

The program allows pre-approved travelers to use screening lanes where they can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts, keep their laptops in their cases and keep liquids and gels in their carry-on bags.

Passengers who are eligible include U.S. citizens who are members of airline frequent traveler programs or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program. Canadian citizens who are members of the CBP’s NEXUS program are also eligible.

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