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Seattle Airport Now Lets You Schedule Your TSA Screening so You Can Skip the Line

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by Jori Ayers May 7, 2021

With countries from around the world opening back up, Americans are traveling more and more in 2021. More traveling obviously means longer lines at airport security — in February the Security Transportation Administration (TSA) announced that it was actively hiring 6,000 screening officers to help with the workload.

To make the screening process easier, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is testing SEA Spot Saver, a program that allows passengers to save their spot in line at TSA screening checkpoints. The program will be available for passengers flying with Alaska, Delta, and other airlines in checkpoints two and five at Sea-Tac.

Alaska Airlines gives you the option of booking before you leave, which is up to 24 hours ahead of your scheduled departure, or you can sign up on your travel day upon arrival at the airport.

People flying with Delta and other airlines can book screening times after arriving at Sea-Tac. Travelers with groups set up a single reservation.

Anyone who has TSA pre-checkpoint or Clear cannot use SEA Spot Saver. The program is currently free of charge and does not require a membership.

For more information about the SEA Spot Saver program and to take advantage of it, check out the Port of Seattle’s website.

The pilot program started on May 4 and will run through August 31, 2021.

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