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TSA rolls out pre-check screening at McCarran Airport

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A new security initiative at McCarran International Airport is making screenings shorter for passengers.

Transportation Safety Administration pre-check was introduced Wednesday.

TSA says the new system enhances security by pre-screening individuals who volunteer personal information prior to flying.

McCarran is the fifth airport in the United States to implement TSA pre-check.

The system is only for D Gates first class checkpoint for American and Delta passengers.

TSA representatives say there are definitely program benefits.

"They are allowed to generally keep other things on -- such as a light jacket, a belt -- and keep your shoes on," - really for the first time in 10 years here in the U.S. Keep their liquids, aerosols, gels in their bag. And keep a laptop in their briefcase, in most instances."

The program is currently a U.S.-based domestic program but there are plans for international expansion.

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