For some reason, the airport PreCheck Program doesn’t include flights within Hawaii. This is the Transportation Security Administration’s way to speed up the security line.
Travelers enrolled in the program may leave on their shoes and belts through screening. They also don’t have to take out their laptops or small amounts of liquids in carry-on bags.
As of now, the program only includes selected airports across the country. It’s a fairly new program to the traveling world that started in October of 2012. Anyone can sign up for free by filling out a form. If you qualify, your boarding pass will have information embedded into the barcode. However, you won’t know in advanced if you’ve been cleared – for security reasons.
With how quick the flights are between the Hawaiian Islands (about 35-minutes tops), it would only make sense to integrate the PreCheck Program in Hawaii. No one wants to wait 15 minutes in the security screening line when their flight is probably only 20 minutes long. They would be spending more time on land than in the air.
Apparently, Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz is all for TSA’s PreCheck to include interisland flights. He wrote a letter to TSA, according to the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser.” The report said that Hawaiian Airlines is in support of the program, too.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Jun 19, 2013