TSA Expedited Screening Program Launches a Bradley

As Connecticut residents get ready to fly for Thanksgiving, an expedited TSA screening program is launching at Bradley International Airport.

The program is called TSA Pre✓, and allows travelers to get through security could take less time while leaving your belt, shoes and jacket on while you go through security.

You will also be able to keep your laptop in its case and leave liquids and gels in your carry-on luggage.

Several airlines are offering this service to frequent fliers as a perk, but other travelers will have to pay an $85 fee to enroll for five years.

The approval process can take around two to three weeks.

The following airlines are participating in TSA Pre✓: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America and Southwest Airlines
To qualify, you must be a United State citizen and fill out an application. Learn more about the program and the application process on the Transportation Security Administration Web site.

For the most part, passengers said they like the sound of this.

As residents begin their Thanksgiving travel, there is already a TSA Pre-check line at Terminal A.

Some frequent fliers taking advantage of that especially with the long wait due to thanksgiving travel.

The program, which launched in Indianapolis and the Washington, DC area, is expanding and the official launch at Bradley will be announced at 10 a.m.

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