ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A new precheck program for passengers began at the Albuquerque Sunport Friday making it easier for frequent fliers to get through security.
The system allows low-risk passengers to sign up for the program and forgo the lines that most passengers encounter.
The program is already being used in other airports across the country and has been quite successful.
The TSA says about 18 million people have gone through the system so far.
"It is going to allow eligible passengers the expedited screening process so they will be able to leave their shoes on, their laptops in their bags, their light outerwear on and their liquids in their bags," Deborah Griego of the Sunport said.
The program has now grown from 40 airports to 97.
According to the TSA website, details of its screening process to determine eligible fliers are not being released for security reasons.
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