Faster Airport Security Screening Comes to MacArthur

Travelers can use a new program to keep their shoes and other personal items with them as they go through security.

MacArthur Airport.
MacArthur Airport.

Travelers through Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma can now apply to get through security faster with the TSA PreCheck program.

According to the airport’s website, the program allows qualified travelers to no longer remove their belt, shoes, jacket or laptop from a carry-on when going through the airport’s security.

According to the TSA’s website, travelers who qualify will be informed on a flight by flight basis. Ways to qualify include being invited by participating in an airline’s frequent flyer program, being a member of the TSA PreCheck Application Program and being a member of the armed forces.

Applying for the TSA PreCheck application program requires an $85 fee and a visit to an application center to provide personal information and fingerprints. More information on how to apply can be found by clicking here.

Those that are able to participate will present their boarding pass and government issued ID to the travel document checker, who will then scan the barcode. If eligible, the traveler can then proceed through security without the previous restrictions.

The airport says they will continue to have random security checks throughout the airport in order to ensure safety.

Have you been able to fly through security with the new program? What are your thoughts on it? Talk about it in the comments below this post.


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