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What Does TSA PreCheck Mean for You–A CBS This Morning Report

Yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it would expand its PreCheck program from seven airports to 28 airports in 2012. The program allows select passengers to go through a more expedient security line without removing their shoes, jackets, belts and laptops.

While in theory the program sounds effective, the TSA has a strict criteria for eligibility. Currently, two segments of the population can benefit from the program. Travelers who have enrolled in one of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s Trusted Traveler programs (Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS) are eligible. In addition, those enrolled in a select level of frequent-flyer programs from the participating airlines (currently American Airlines and Delta) can also be eligible.

However, just because you’re eligible doesn’t mean you will breeze through security. Watch Peter’s CBS This Morning report to find out the good, bad and ugly of the new PreCheck program.

Do you feel that pre-check will lead to faster airport screening or compromised national security?

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