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Keep Your Shoes On, Oakland Airport Launches Expedited Screening

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland International Airport rolled out a TSA Pre-Check program Sunday that will allow some travelers to keep their shoes and jackets on when passing through security.

The pre-screening initiative allows expedited screening for qualified passengers that allows them to keep their shoes and light jackets on and keep their laptops in their cases, according to Port of Oakland spokesperson Kim Domerofski.

A dedicated Pre-Check lane will initially be open only in Terminal 1 during peak hours. During off-peak hours expedited screening will be conducted in regular security lanes, Domerofski said.

A Pre-Check lane is expected to be added to Terminal 2 by the end of the year, officials said.

“The addition of the TSA Pre-Check screening lane will give OAK Travelers another opportunity to save even more time and enhance the overall airport experience,” Deborah Ale Flint, director of aviation for the Port, said in a statement this week.

The program will be available to select frequent flyers and members of the CBP Global Entry program flying domestically on participating airlines, Domerofski said.

For more information, go to http://www.tsa.gov or http://www.globalentry.gov.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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