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Category: TSA
February 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM

PreCheck application center opens in Seattle for fast airport screening

If you want to use the fast, PreCheck security-lanes at dozens of U.S. airports, including Sea-Tac Airport, it just got easier. The Transportation Security Administration formally opened a new PreCheck enrollment center Thursday in Seattle, plus three others around Puget Sound where travelers can apply directly  for membership. Being approved for TSA’s PreCheck lets passengers avoid some…


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January 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

A break on duty-free carry-on, thanks to new TSA rule

The TSA is loosening the rules on bringing back some liquids (in excess of 100 mL or about three ounces) in carry-on bags on international flights to the U.S. Passengers had been stymied, if they bought bigger bottles of duty-free liquor at an airport duty-free shop, as they were  unable to take them aboard connecting flights in the U.S.. …


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