In the past, changes involving security at the airport ended up adding more time to the travel experience. Passengers may get some of that time back due to a new PreCheck option.
The Transportation Safety Administration started PreCheck at a handful of airports in 2011. The program has finally reached South Dakota. Sioux Falls rolled it out today. Rapid City will start PreCheck in March.
Most frequent flyers will qualify for the program. Travelers who sign up will stand in a designated PreCheck line. They'll still go through security, but it will be a lot faster and they'll be able to keep certain items on.
"Instead of having to remove your shoes, and your belt and your jacket computer and all of your liquids, you get to keep all of that stuff on and in your luggage. You still get screened but it is a much faster process," said Cameron Humphries, Rapid City Regional Airport Executive Director.
Active duty military are automatically eligible for the program. To apply, visit the Department of Homeland Security website.