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Indianapolis Airport Starts Security Pre-Screening Program

The Indianapolis International Airport is starting a program where frequent flyers could be pre-screened and therefore get through security faster.

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Frequent flyers that go through the Indianapolis International Airport could bypass the extensive security process if they are pre-screened.

Indianapolis International Airport is one of the most recent airports to be added to the Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check program.  It will allow frequent flyers to pass through security faster.

Approved passengers do not have to do things like take off their shoes and take items out of their carry-on bags. Only Delta and American Airlines Frequent Fliers are eligible.

TSA spokesperson James Fotenos says pre-screening passengers allows airport security personnel to narrow their focus to those who pose a greater security risk.

“We recognize that the vast majority of air travelers present no risk to aviation security,” he says. “But the challenge is how we separate those groups into those who need a little bit more scrutiny—a little bit more attention—and those who we can expedite screening for.”

Indianapolis International Airport spokesperson Carlo Bertolini says the new screening program is a service he is glad to be able to offer to customers.

“We think it’s important obviously to be competitive in the airport environment, and anything that adds choice to customers in our terminal, you know, I think raises the value of our airport in general to passers that come through,” he says.

The program will be implemented at the airport this year.

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