Air travel just got a little quicker and easier at the Indianapolis International Airport.
That’s because a new, expedited TSA screening program, which allows travelers to bypass the usual screening requirements, is making its U.S. debut at the Indianapolis International Airport.
Under the new program, called TSA Pre Check™, you will be allowed to keep your shoes on, along with any light outerwear such as belts, etc. Laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels also do not have to be removed from the case.
The enrollment process starts at the TSA’s website, www.tsa.gov. After paying an $85 fee, applicants must agree to a background check, and provide various personal information and documentation. Once registered, you’ll receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which allows you to pass through specially designated screening lanes to bypass the normal screening process.
The Indianapolis debut is part of a nationwide roll-out that will eventually include some 300 sites across the country.
But don’t think that acceptance into the program means you’ll never be randomly screened. The TSA is quick to point out that even travelers enrolled in the program are not exempt from the random security measures that will continue to be conducted throughout airports.
Still, it’s nice to know that a solution to long screening times has finally been put into place. First Indianapolis, soon nationwide.