SAN ANTONIO -

The Transportation Security Administration has announced the expansion of security pre check lanes at San Antonio International Airport.

The first pre-check lane was unveiled in Terminal A in October, now Terminal B has one as well.

Passengers who are eligible no longer have to take off their shoes, light jackets or belts and can leave liquids and laptops in their bags.

"Over the past few years, the TSA has moved away from the 'one size fits all' approach to transportation security. It has been replaced with an intelligence-driven, risk-based approach," said Federal Security Director Jess Presas.    

Only certain passengers are eligible for the pre-check lane. The list includes:

  • U.S. citizens who are frequent fliers and opt-in via invitation from participating airlines
  • U.S. citizens who are members of existing Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler programs
  • Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS
  • U.S. Armed Forces service members with a Common Access Card
  • Passengers 12 and younger who are traveling with an eligible passenger.
  • Passengers who are selected using existing Secure Flight system requirements while traveling on participating airlines.

"It's excellent. I do it at most airports where they have it. I'm glad to see it here now," said traveler Gregory Neal.

"It took longer to check bags than to go through the security," said traveler Lorenzo Ramirez.

Later this year, the TSA will launch an application process for those who want to apply for pre-check.

It will cost $85 for a five-year period. 

For more travel tips visit www.tsa.gov.

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