Flying the friendly skies in Connecticut just got a whole lot friendlier.
The popular program “TSA Precheck” allows travelers to move quickly through the screening lines, and now travelers can enroll at Bradley International Airport.
Since 2011, TSA Precheck has been making air travel more convenient for passengers, and while many people still haven’t heart of it, those who have are reaping the benefits.
"It's the best thing since sliced bread,” said Dave Ratner, of Longmeadow, Mass. "You just go through. It's fabulous."
Those enrolled in the program experience expedited screening at more than 150 airports.
They ditch the masses and long lines for a designated “precheck” line.
"Very convenient, very convenient. Love it," said Everett Lilly, of Virginia.
Another positive aspect of TSA Precheck is travelers don’t need to remove their shoes, laptop, jacket or even a belt.
"It helps keep America safe and it helps save you time,” said Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty.
On Monday, a new application center opened in the baggage claim area at Bradley International Airport.
Before, people had to travel to Springfield, New Haven or New London.
"If you're picking up a loved one or dropping off you can park the car, come into baggage claim and the enrollment process only takes about 10 minutes,” said TSA Spokesman Mike McCarthy.
While most people are thrilled about the new convenience, others worry the program could become too popular.
The cost is $85 for a five-year membership.
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