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WLOX Editorial: Adding expedited screening program at airport promises to boost tourism and travel business

We are glad to see that airline passengers who want to submit to background checks in advance can pass through an expedited screening program. That program has made it to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. 

The application process is pretty extensive requiring everything from fingerprints to birth certificates and an $85 application fee. And still only U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents may enroll in the pre-check program. 

We agree that security must always be tight. But we are glad to see that enhanced technology and pre-check programs make the flying experience better for Gulfport Biloxi travelers. 

Adding this program here can only increase use of our airport for both tourism and business travel.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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