Atlanta - Security lines at the airport may be a thing of the past if you win approval from the TSA.
The agency will begin accepting applications on Wednesday from Atlanta fliers for their pre-check program, a program that has been in place elsewhere for over a year.
If a passenger's application is accepted then they will have to go to the pre-check center at the airport, give TSA agents their fingerprints and show documentation of their citizenship or immigration status.
Under the pre-check program, a passenger will go to a special section of the airport checkpoint. There their names are registered and they received specialized treatment. They do not have to removed their belts or shoes, they do not need to take their laptops out and go through security quickly.
On average the checkpoint takes about three minutes.
"This allows the TSA to allow passengers who pose no threat, or very, very little threat, to get through, while also allowing the TSA to focus on the unknowns, rather than the knowns," says WSB's Clark Howard.
The TSA and officials with Hartsfield-Jackson Airport will announce the application process at a news conference this morning at the airport.