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Faster Security Checks for Frequent Fliers Coming to ABIA

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KUT News

Some travelers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will soon be able to get through security faster.

A Transportation Safety Administration spokesman tells KUT News this morning that ABIA is being added to the TSA’s “Pre Check” Program.

Pre Check allows frequent fliers who’ve met certain requirements to pass through a designated security check point where they may not have to take off their shoes, jackets and belts. They also may not have to remove laptops or liquids from carry-on items.

Right now, not all airlines are part of the program. Southwest flies the most passengers in and out of ABIA. It’s expected to join Pre Check within the next year.

Airlines flying out of Austin that are a part of TSA’s Pre Check program are Alaska, American, Delta, United and US Airways.

The TSA says Pre Check will be available at ABIA by the end of March.

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