Bob Hope Airport gets PreCheck, TSA's fast-lane screening

Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster.

The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX, Ontario, Long Beach, John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces) and laptops in their hand luggage, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The TSA this week began offering the opportunity to apply for PreCheck online and in at least one new center — the one in Indianapolis. (The centers are expected to offer walk-in service and about 300 such sites are planned, TSA said.) A TSA PreCheck Center is set for the Los Angeles area by the end of the year. It is not yet known where that will be.

TSA estimates more than 18 million people have used PreCheck since its debut in October 2011.

-- Catharine M. Hamm, The Los Angeles Times


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