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‘Elite’ flyers to get through US security faster

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/elite-flyers-to-get-through-us-security-faster-20111207-1ohww.html#ixzz1juEvaaPy

United will join Delta Air Lines and American Airlines next year in being able to speed some of its most frequent flyers through security at some airports, US Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole said.

The ‘PreCheck’ participants — who must be invited and agree to provide information such as flight history to the government — often keep their shoes, belts and light coats on at designated checkpoints, Pistole said in an interview today at Bloomberg’s Washington bureau. Those flyers also can keep laptops and liquids packed in carry-ons, he said.

Better information about travellers helps the TSA “to say ‘no, we don’t have to treat each person as a putative terrorist,”‘ Pistole said.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/elite-flyers-to-get-through-us-security-faster-20111207-1ohww.html#ixzz1juF42Mtt

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