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Frequent flyers can now breeze through security

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MCKINLEYVILLE- Travelers making their way through airports regularly can now pass through security faster at the Arcata/Eureka Airport. North Coast flyers can purchase a service called 'Trusted Traveler' or TSA Pre Check to pass through baggage check more quickly.

Pre-approved, low-risk travelers do not have to take off their shoes, open as many bags to check and can go through shorter lines. Emily Jacobs from the Arcata/Eureka Airport said business travelers typically take advantage of the service.

The program costs $85 and lasts for five years. The application can be found online or at major airports.