First post so sorry if it’s not in the correct category.
I flew from Dulles to Denver this past weekend for some skiing.(03-20-14/03-23-14) At BOTH airports I got into some sort of line that didn’t require you to take off shoes, belt, jacket, take out your laptop. In fact i just had to empty my pockets and go through the medal detector. To be honest it felt kind of weird. I did noticed a guy with a tablet directing people to different lines as you got to security. This was past the check of your ID and Ticket, so as far I know it was totally random who goes through this line.
I overheard one of the TSA agents saying this speeds everything up (sarcastically) as everyone was was taking off shoes only to be told to put them back on.
The more i thought about it, i think this was a promotion or something for TSA Pre. It seemed like at both airports i got into that line.