TSA to Expand PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airports
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will expand its PreCheck trusted traveler program to three additional airports, namely Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Las Vegas – McCarran International Airport (LAS), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).
Under the current program, travelers are able to forgo some of the banalities of checkpoint searches, including taking off shoes and jackets, and removing liquids and computers from carry-on bags
The PreCheck program will start in December in Las Vegas for flyers traveling on American Airlines and Delta. The exact timing for Los Angeles for American flyers and Minneapolis-Saint Paul for Delta flyers has yet to be determined but it is expected to be in early 2012.
The current PreCheck program is part of the TSA’s attempt to deploy a risk-based, intelligence-driven passenger screening program as opposed to the one-size-fits-all security screening that is currently in place at airports in the U.S.