California (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
October 9, 2012, Surf Patch, a travel and clothing company, weighs in on an LA Times report on a TSA program that enables flyers to clear airport security.
According to the Los Angeles Times, around 3 million people have breezed through travel security without having to remove these mandatory items: shoes, belts, coats, metal objects, and their laptops from their bags. The article claims that these individuals were, “participants in a program run by the Transportation Security Administration to let pre-screened, frequent travelers avoid long lines at security checkpoints at the nation’s airports.” The program known as PreCheck, was established back in October of 2011. “It has expanded to 26 airports and five airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
“TSA Precheck will screen a total of about 5 million passengers by the end of 2012…a key milestone as TSA strives to implement a more risk-based approach to security,” reports the LA Times. According to the article, the TSA reports that approved PreCheck passengers of this “exclusive and lucrative system” will still be subject to random searches if deemed necessary.
Takara Licausi, a world traveler comments on the new security system, “The long wait while traveling has always been a sore point for travelers. Any measures that are being taken to expedite the process will be welcome as long as it does not sacrifice safety.” Licausi commends the TSA’s efforts to maintain a safe and efficient program stating, “As long as the security system is just as safe if not safer than the current security system, then it will be more than welcome at many other travel locations.”