Temporary TSR Pre-Check Program begins at MYR today through end of the week

Temporary TSR Pre-Check Program begins at MYR today through end of the week

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It's now a little easier for you to pass through security at the Myrtle Beach airport and airports around the United States thanks to the TSA's PreCheck program.

The TSA pre-expedited  program allows low-risk air travelers to enjoy what's being called a smart and more efficient screening experience.

"It's so much more convenient, we travel a lot and you don't have to take your shoes off or get the liquids out of your bag so it's an easier way to go," Cherry Grover resident Wando Berko said.

Passengers say it takes away the hassle and speeds up the entire process.

"You don't have to put the extra travel time on your morning commute to the airport because you know that you're TSA approved and you get through much quicker," Berko said.

Myrtle Beach International Spokesperson Kirk Lovell says the airport has had an overwhelming response. It had to bring in more workers and equipment to process more people.

"Obviously for getting over 600 applicants in a short period shows there's a huge demand for this and people maybe weren't aware of it in Myrtle Beach before," Myrtle Beach International Spokesperson Kirk Lovell said.

Robin Agnew was the first person in line today for the enrollment. She came from Pawleys Island and says the process is simple.

"They fingerprinted me, thumbs and fingers, collected my money, verified all the information I used when I applied online and told me to check the website between now and 30 days to see if I get my frequent traveler identification code," Pawleys Island Robin Agnew said.

PreCheck is only $85 dollars, but the TSA Pre-check program is temporary and ends Friday, September 16.

However if you miss out, there's a new temporary location at Kings Festival on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach that's offering temporary PreCheck opportunities.

Myrtle Beach International Spokesperson Kirk Lovell says Spirit is the only major airline that is not involved in this program, but is expecting the airline to participate nationwide this coming fall.

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