TSA announces new check-in procedures at MEM

TSA announces new check-in procedures at MEM

(WMC-TV) - The Transportation Safety Administration announced new check-in procedures for Memphis International Airport.

The TSA says on any given day this holiday season, as many as 8,000 to 10,000 travelers will go through the security check points at the Memphis airport. They offered up some tips for travelers to make the security checkpoints easier.

To start, a newly expanded Checkpoint B at MIA allows for double the space.

From four to eight security check-points, the TSA says they have accelerated the process.

TSA also announced modified procedures for passengers 12 and younger and 75 and older.

"Now that doesn't eliminate the possibility for a pat-down but it does expedite the screening process for those folks," said TSA Federal Security Director Kevin McCarthy.

Passengers who are prepared will help streamline their experience.

As always, do not travel with wrapped packages, arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight, and remember that food items, such as cakes and pies, may require further inspection.

Keep in mind there is now a MyTSA app for your smart phone providing 24/7 access to TSA information.

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