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July 03, 2014

TSA Pre-check office moving outside of secured area at DFW

The TSA opened up its Pre-Check office at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in April with much fanfare.

TSA Administrator John Pistole was on hand to discuss how the Pre-Check program helped more travelers move through security lines faster.

But there was one problem with the new office. It was located in Terminal D near gate D22 in a secured area and no one who wasn't already traveling could get to the office. Unless they had a boarding pass, they couldn't make it to the TSA office, even if they had an appointment.

So on July 10, the TSA is moving and re-opening the Pre-Check application office outside of the secured area near gate D30.

"This will provide easier access to passengers who want to apply for the program," said TSA spokeswoman Carrie Harmon in an e-mail statement. "In addition, this will free up space at D-22 so that TSA can add two lanes to that checkpoint to accommodate the increased number of international flights at DFW."

With TSA Pre-Check, travelers can keep their belts and shoes on while moving through expedited security checkpoints at an airport. It costs $85 for a five-year membership.

-Andrea Ahles

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