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11:35 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Tulsa's Airport Gets Security Speed-up for Some Passengers

A way sign at the Tulsa International Airport.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The federal Transport Security Administration is including Tulsa International Airport among 60 airports that are to put expedited security procedures into place.

The agency announced Wednesday that the PreCheck program provides an exemption for certain frequent fliers, so they don't have to remove shoes, belts and light jackets while in security lines. They also won't have to remove laptop computers from their bags.

The Tulsa World reports that people approved for the quicker security procedure will also allow liquids that are kept in plastic bags.

Officials say the Tulsa airport should have the PreCheck system running by the end of the year.