Yesterday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced plans to expand its precheck program - Pre✓™ - to an additional 60 airports. The program is currently available at 40 airports nationwide. Those 40 will be getting additional precheck lanes with the recently announced expansion. The changes are slated to happen sometime before the end of this year.
Twitter had plenty to say in response to the TSA announcement. The overall reaction was positive:
— Gus Fuldner (@gusfuldner) September 5, 2013
— Derek Klaus (@TheRealKlaus) September 5, 2013
— Kim Goldstein (@liveforbeach) September 5, 2013
Of course, airports jumped in to spread the good news:
— New Orleans Airport (@NO_Airport) September 4, 2013
Great News! TSA PreCheck is coming to Myrtle Beach International Airport! Stay tuned for updates!
— MYR (@FlyMyrtleBeach) September 5, 2013
Some took issue with the $85 fee the TSA charges travelers who want to participate in the precheck program:
#TSAPreCheck 'we make the rules, create the inconvenience, and you can pay $85 to bypass our security measures'… terrorists no need to apply
— MaC | 852 (@mamuski) September 5, 2013
http://t.co/DEUIcYW7Pn NEW EXTORTION POLICY: "We will not violate your body if you pay us $85.00"**
— ~LYLA*KATZEN~ (@AYLAKATZEN) August 30, 2013
— SK (@subhash0766) September 5, 2013
— Russ Zimmer (@RussZimmer) September 5, 2013
Do you currently participate in the precheck program? If your airport is one of the 60 on the expansion list, will you take advantage of faster check ins with the program?