AIRPORT SECURITY: Des Moines Gets PreCheck
The Des Moines airport is the first in Iowa to have new security screening called TSA PreCheck.
Pre-approved travelers will be able to go through security faster because they won’t have to take off their shoes or belts.
They can also leave liquids in their carry-on bag as they pass through security.
Airlines have already tagged frequent flyers that are eligible for the PreCheck. Later this year, anyone will able to go on TSA’s website to enroll in the program.
“This program is another example of how TSA is moving away from a one size fits all approach to transportation security that enables us to become a more high performing counter terrorism organization by providing the more effective security in the most efficient way,” federal security director, Jay Brainard explains.
So far the program is available in 97 airports.