The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced some changes regarding its PreCheck program.
The PreCheck program—which requires members to apply, go through a background check and pay an $85 fee— was formed in 2011 in order to improve the security experience for qualified travelers by not requiring them to remove their shoes or belts, or take out their laptops or any liquids they are carrying, making the entire screening process quicker and easier. Members are provided with a Known Travel Number that must be used when booking a flight. Boarding passes also indicate whether or not someone is a part of PreCheck. As of August 2015, enrollment surpassed 1.5 million people.