CREATED Sep. 5, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - We all know making your way through the T.S.A. security check points can sometimes be time consuming, but now, it could get much more speedy.
"I flew in from Denver," Eric Harrison, a frequent traveler, told Nine On Your Side. "The line was literally probably a 30-40 minute wait, [and it took me] two seconds. No one was in front of me, I went right through."
That's because he has a little mark on his ticket that says T.S.A. PreCheck.
"You go through security," Eric said, "It's just they're not as detailed."
You can leave on your shoes, your light coat, and your belt.
You can keep a laptop in its case, and sometimes, liquids in your carry on, and then, go straight to the front.
It's a fast track to the front of the line that T.I.A. executives just found out is about to be right here in Tucson.
"It's something that other airports have had," Richard Gruentzel, Vice President of Administration and Finance and CFO of Tucson International Airport told Nine On Your Side. "It's nice that we're going to be joining."
Forty other airports already have PreCheck, including Phoenix's Sky Harbor that got the program last year.
Now, T.S.A. is adding 60 more airports all over the country.
But, it's not for everyone yet.
You have to be a U.S. citizen, a frequent traveler invited by a participating airline, or a member of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program.
If you're from Canada, you can be apart of this program if you are a member of Customs and Border Protection's NEXUS program.
Eric told us he went through a background check, and now that he's in, "Yes, people get upset...especially when they're tying their shoes, and I'm like ehhh have a good day."
T.S.A. told us they don't have an exact date that the program will come to Tucson, but they do tell us it should be very soon.
They also said they're working on an application program that will launch later this year, allowing more people to apply, and those who do could have to pay a fee.