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TSA: Airport Travel Could Become Less of A Hassle

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Hate the hassle of airport security? More travelers around the country could breeze through at more airports by the end of this year.

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says more people will be eligible to enroll in a test program created by the Obama administration.

John Pistole says the test run of the program, called TSA Pre✓™, that screens certain travelers based on the risk they pose will expand to 30 more airports around the country.

Among them are Washington Dulles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Boston's Logan International Airport - the three airports where the 9/11 hijackers
departed from in 2001.

The program is already being tested in Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Passengers approved to participate in the program would not have to take off their shoes and belts when they go through security as often as they do now.

The program is expected to be operating in these airports by the end of 2012:

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Denver International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Honolulu International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Puerto Rico's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Oregon's Portland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Florida's Tampa International Airport and Alaska's Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Tulsa International Airport and Will Rogers World Airport didn't make the list.

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