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Travelers signing up to speed through airport security

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TSA Pre-Check introduces a way to avoid the long security lines at Hopkins Airport. TSA Pre-Check introduces a way to avoid the long security lines at Hopkins Airport.
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It's called TSA Pre-check and it's actually been in the works for a few months. But now in 18 airports, including CLE, they have just opened offices to get people signed up.

It costs $85 and lasts for five years. It's basically an in-depth look into your background to make sure you can be a trusted traveler.

"We're not sacrificing security for efficiency," says Mark Howell with TSA. "Every passenger that's going to fly in the United States is going to go through some form of security."

By being verified it will just make that screening process much quicker. Wanting to sign up, John Marino of Avon was the first person to use the new office in CLE. By getting his finger prints taken, a background check, and verification of being a U.S. citizen, he might get approved. That would mean he can use the special "Pre-Check" security line at all U.S. airports. No more taking off shoes, taking laptops out, liquids and gels out of his carry on and a much shorter line at security. For Marino a no-brainer when he saw people zipping through security.

"How quickly they were getting through. Whereas, I was in line for probably a half hour. So it was a huge difference. I almost missed my flight actually," says Marino of his traveling last week.

You can make an appointment for TSA Pre-Check to find out the exact documentation you need to take with you.

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