Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE hereafter) will now offer TSA Pre✓® passengers the same security processing guidelines, no matter the lane they enter from the checkpoint. The new “Blended Lane” system was recently introduced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA hereafter) and is designed to provide pre-approved passengers with the same TSA Pre✓® experience 100% of the time.
“Columbia Metropolitan Airport is pleased to be the first airport in the state to adopt this innovative security screening system by TSA,” said Mike Gula, Executive Director at CAE. “This year, we are on track to see major growth in our annual passenger traffic, and having an updated system like this in place will provide a more efficient process in getting passengers through the checkpoint and on their way with ease.”
If the standard TSA Pre✓® lane is closed, TSA Pre✓® passengers will still receive the same TSA Pre✓®
experience through another lane – designated as a Blended Lane. Here is how it will work:
- As TSA Pre✓® passengers are identified at TSA’s check-in desk, they will be given a card identifying them as such,
- With the card, they will not have to remove:
- Laptops from bags,
- Jackets, or
- 3-1-1 compliant liquids and gels from carry-on bags
For more information on how to become TSA Pre✓® or to renew your current status, please visit TSA’s website at www.tsa.gov.