TSA Expands Airport Pre-Check Program

Taking bribes for less intrusive searches


The Transportation Security Administration merrily tweeted photos of short lines at airport security checkpoints over the heavily traveled Thanksgiving weekend, and now it plans to make a key reason for those shorter lines more readily available.

Travelers who use the TSA's Pre-Check program get to keep their shoes, belts and sweaters on and do not have to pull their laptops from cases or display their baggy of liquids as they hustle through special airport checkpoint lines.

Their carry-on luggage still passes through X-ray machines, and they still must step through metal detectors.