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Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI

Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI

Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier, has opened a PreCheck security lane at Concourse A, airport officials said Thursday.

The program allows registered passengers of participating airlines — Southwest makes eight — to move through security without taking off their shoes, belts or jackets, removing laptop computers from cases or removing bags of small liquids from carry-on luggage.

The new Southwest lane makes three at BWI. Last week, the...

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