The Transportation Security Administration's pre-check security program, already in place at San Francisco's International Airport, is heading to San Jose and Oakland.
The program allows travelers to keep their shoes and belts on, and means laptops can stay in cases and liquids can stay in carry-ons as passengers pass through security.
San Jose and Oakland are two of more than 60 airports that will get the program this year.
U.S. citizens who are members of airline frequent flyer programs are eligible to apply.
Participating airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. JetBlue and Southwest are expected to begin participating soon.
The TSA said the program is part of the agency's new approach to provide the most effective and efficient security system for passengers.
SFO has had the program for about a year.