Passengers Can Pay Extra to Jump Ahead of TSA Lines

No one likes to wait in long airport security lines, and now some passengers are paying extra money to save time.

(Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017)

No one likes to wait in long airport security lines, and now some passengers are paying extra money to save time.

"Any time we can get people through quicker, that's going to make everything flow a little bit better," said Dallas Love Field spokesman Chris Perry.

Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are among two dozen U.S. airports that now offer a TSA-approved system called CLEAR.

Passengers pay $179 a year to become a CLEAR member, which allows them to go directly to a kiosk at the front of the lines when entering TSA security.

"It's more predictable coming to the airport, meaning I don't have to worry about how long the line is. I just zip right through here," said Bob DeMarco, of Irving.

CLEAR uses fingerprints and eye scans to identify passengers who have paid to jump ahead of the lines.

Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

"If that's another option for one person to get through, that's one person in general boarding that's going to be able to get through a little quicker," Perry said.

CLEAR says it has 1.5 million members, and many of them also have TSA Pre-Check.

"If you have CLEAR and TSA, you don't have to take your liquids out, you don't have to take your shoes off, and you get to the front of the TSA line," said Connie Hampton, of Houston, who travels about three times each week and uses both programs.

Together, CLEAR and TSA Pre-Check cost $196 for each year.

Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
No word on any injuries.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

Signing up for CLEAR takes less than five minutes, according to the company, and passengers can do it at the airport right before a flight.