You Won't Have to Take Your Shoes Off at MIA Anymore -- if You're Special

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With the eventual aim of shortening screening lines and easing some security procedures, the TSA unveiled a new program today at four airports across the country, including Miami International, that allows passengers to go through security checkpoints without taking off their shoes and belts and removing certain items from baggage. However, not everyone gets the easy treatment. Only frequent travelers who were invited by the TSA and passed a background check will get the privileges. For now anyway. 


The program, dubbed PreCheck, began today at MIA as well as airports in Dallas, Detroit, and Atlanta. 

"We are looking at how to further enhance security through passenger prescreening and, whenever possible, expedite the screening process for travelers we know and trust the most," transportation security administrator John Pistole said in a statement.

Members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's trusted traveler program and selected member of Delta and American Airlines' frequent-flyer programs were among the first to be invited to participate in the program, and the TSA hopes that more than 8,000 passengers a day in the first four airports will be able to move through security more quickly. In return, participants had to give up their fingerprints and undergo a commercial and criminal background check.

The TSA will monitor the program's success before expanding it to more airports and more passengers. 

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A background check will be done? Some people may call this an invasion of privacy. Hopefully the issue will be resolved. It is not healthy that some people get some special treatment because they could be threatened or used by others with bad intentions.

Daniel
Daniel

Everyone getting on a plane should take their shoes off just like everyone else. That's why they tell you to get there early so you do not miss your flight. What if one day one of these pre-chosen ones decides to end his life and carry prohibited items because he knows he won't be checked, then what? The rest of the passengers would be doomed! Bad idea!

delbert
delbert

This is why it's referred to as the "security theatre"; it's there strictly for entertainment purposes.

LouSanis
LouSanis

TSA stands for turds standing around or tub stacking assholes or too stupid for Arby's. These same functional retards want to be armed in the near future. Welcome to the United States of Fascism. The citizenry is more interested American Idol. By design.

Sommer Gentry
Sommer Gentry

The TSA reads 1984 like an instruction manual.  This is just fascist -  trusted traveler??   This is the United States of America, and yet Herr Pistole has determined that you are guilty until proven innocent. You can choose between giving unspecified "information" to an untrustworthy criminal organization, submitting to a strip-search machine, or engaging in sexual activities with a complete stranger.  This is all backwards.  If you want to search me, get a warrant.

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