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How to avoid long security lines at the airport

airport. that’s if you become a member of the t-s-a’s precheck group. and if you travel internationally, you might want to look into something called “global entry.” both ar expedited screening programs. welcome back to abc-seven at six, i’m estela cas. and i’m rick cabrera. you’ve seen those lucky passengers … the ones who are allowed to squeeze through those long airport lines in just minutes– instead of hours. abc-seven’s stephanie guadian shows us how to become a trusted traveler. she’s live in our newsroom with a story new at six. there are two programs designed to make sure passengers willing to pay about 100 bucks— and undergo a background check— are fast- tracked through those long security lines: pkg :17-:24 :55-1:01 1:12-1:22 :21 : we came to visit our daughter and brand new grandaugther :25 we caught up with bernadette mace leaving the el paso international airport to return home to alabama. as a tsa pre check passenger.. stress was the one thing she didn’t pack. :53 the bags are not usually checked– unless they spot check them. you don’t take shoes off, you don’t take scarves and everything else off. you really just walk through most of the time. 1:01 tsa pre-check is a trusted traveler program designed to get passengers through airport security — fast. there is an 85 dollar fee and you can apply online. once approved, applicants schedule an interview at a tsa pre-check center. 9:15 are you tsa prechecked? what is that? 9:19 turns out– there are a lot of passengers– who have never heard of t-s-a precheck. tom herman knows what it is– but hasn’t applied. he just flew back from boston– where security lines tested tempers. 7:57 there were some comments being made… because sometimes are three or four different lines. and they are moving at different speeds. so people are trying to rush everyone else. but for the most part everyone just has to deal with it. 8:10 maybe not— the u-s customs and border protection runs another program called global entry. pre-approved and low risk flyers are fast tracked through customs when re entering the country. 1:15 they are looking for criminal history. and you have a permanent resident, you have an entry document to enter the u-s- 1:24 those who have a global entry card — will automatically be a tsa precheck passenger. an investment worth every penny for bernadette : 36 in case we see that big line.. we don’t have to join it. laughs :40 to learn how to apply for the t-s-a pre-check program or global entry– head to our website– k-v-i-a dot com. rick and estella– back to you.

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