Express lane for frequent fliers should speed screening for all in Manchester
Travelers wait in line to be screened Tuesday at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
"That removes them from the larger queue, thus shortening the screening experience for the non-Pre-Check passengers," Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Ann Davis said Tuesday.
Once a passenger opts in, the airlines identifies that customer as a participant when submitting the passenger reservation information to TSA's secure flight system.
"I don't think it makes as much difference here as in Chicago," Landy said. "It would speed up the lines at other airports."
"If I traveled more, I would," the Manchester woman said.
TSA said 17 million passengers have been logged using Pre-Check since it launched in October 2011.
Current members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS programs already are eligible to participate in the TSA Pre-Check.
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