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    TSA will offer travelers faster checkpoints if they pay $85 fee for background check and fingerprinting

    The Transportation Security Administration plans to dramatically expand its program to get travelers through airport checkpoints faster by inviting them to pay a nominal fee for voluntary background checks.TSA's Pre-check program offers travelers separate lines at checkpoints, where they leave on shoes and light coats and keep laptops in their bags. The free program operates at 40 airports and now covers members of frequent-flier programs for Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, US Airways and Virgin America airlines. Airlines invite frequent-fliers to apply with little more than the information provided when buying a ticket.But TSA Administrator John Pistole announced Friday the agency will expand eligibility for the program to include travelers who pay a one-time fee of $85 for five years, to cover an application with identifying information such as address and birthplace, a background check and fingerprinting.
    TSA to expand speedier screening

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    Good idea, then they can all clear off out of my queue, making my queue faster. Brilliant.
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    Um so $85 is supposed to guarantee a person doesn't go rouge for 5 years at a time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Um so $85 is supposed to guarantee a person doesn't go rouge for 5 years at a time?
    HA! True, and just goes to show that current American screening procedures are a farce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Um so $85 is supposed to guarantee a person doesn't go rouge for 5 years at a time?

    Who cares what colour people go after 5 years?

    Going rogue, however, may be troublesome.
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