WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Frequent flyers will now have a greater incentive to travel through Wilmington International Airport and a shorter wait to get to their gate.
The Transportation Security Administration has approved ILM to be part of TSA's Pre-Check program.
TSA Pre-Check allows approved frequent flyers to leave on their shoes, jackets and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their toiletries kit in a carry-on in select security screening lanes.
Nobody will be guaranteed Pre-Check for every flight. To ensure traveler safety, TSA will still incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport.
"The first time it happened to me was last week (in Chicago), and I thought, 'My God. I've got to get a whole body thing,'" frequent flyer and Pre-Check member John Ruhlig said. "When I went through it, it was quite easy, and I didn't even have to go through the monitor. I went through a different monitor. It was very quick, no hassle, no line and nobody was there. It was great."
ILM is expected to implement the TSA Pre-Check program some time before the end of the year.