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Transportation Security Administration opens enrolment office at Charlotte Douglas airport

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Transportation Security Administration has opened an enrolment office at Charlotte Douglas International Airport where passengers can apply to move through expedited security lanes.

A statement from TSA says Piedmont Triad, Raleigh-Durham and Wilmington airports are also participating in the program.

Pre-Check screening status is valid for five years and allows travellers to go through speeded-up security lanes. Enrolled travellers can leave their shoes on, keep laptops inside bags and go through a conventional metal detector instead of body-scanning machines at security checkpoints.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply for Pre-Check for $85. They must complete an online form and apply in person to provide documentation and fingerprints for a background check.

The Pre-Check centre is behind the security checkpoints and is only open to ticketed or connecting passengers.

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