TSA rolls out pre-check screening at McCarran Airport - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

TSA rolls out pre-check screening at McCarran Airport

Posted: Updated:

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.

Copyright FOX5 2011. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.