Speedy security screening coming to Boise Airport

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- News the Transportation Security Administration's pre-check speedy screening program is coming by the end of the year was well-received by travelers at the Boise Airport.

"It's a great. I've done it up in Anchorage," said Lisa Taylor, as she got ready to board a flight. "I actually qualify as pre-check. Through Alaska Airlines. It's a good program."

A TSA spokeswoman in Seattle explained how the separate pre-check lane will work in Boise.

"You're allowed to leave on your shoes, leave on your belt, and a light outer jacket," said the TSA's Lorie Dankers, "and you can leave limited quantities of liquids, gels, and aerosols in your carry-on bag and leave your laptop in the carry-on as well."

The TSA will do a risk assessment before the passenger gets a boarding pass.

You can become eligible by invitation from a participating airlines.

Or you can join the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Trusted Traveler program, which costs $100 and would require a trip to either Seattle or Salt Lake City for an in-person interview and fingerprinting.

TSA administrators say they're expanding the speedier screening, which began in 2011, to be able to focus on the riskiest or least-known passengers.

Sixty more airports, including Boise, are being added to the program.

The TSA says its goal is to get 25 percent of all passengers through expedited screening by the end of the year.

And the TSA says it represents a move away from the "one-size fits all" approach that has become part of every air traveler's life since 9/11.