TSA Expanding Expedited Screening Program at John Wayne Airport

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John Wayne airport in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — The TSA expedited screening program called PreCheck was extended to a second terminal at John Wayne Airport on Wednesday.

The program was first introduced in 2012 at Terminal A for passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways, according to the TSA website.

The same expedited screening process went into effect Wednesday at Terminal B.

Passengers cleared to use the TSA Pre✓™ program have access to a special lane designed to fast-track the screening process by allowing passengers to leave on their shoes, light jackets and belts.

U.S. citizens who were members of a frequent flyer program with American, Alaska, Delta, United or US Airways were automatically enrolled in Pre-Check at no charge.

For other members of the traveling public to become a Pre-Check member, they must apply for acceptance through the Global Entry Trusted Traveler program and pay a $100 fee, according to Jenny Wedge, John Wayne Airport spokeswoman.

To date, PreCheck lanes have been used by 12 million passengers at 40 airports across the country including LAX, according to the TSA.

For more information about the program, check the TSA’s PreCheck website.

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