TSA Expands PreCheck to New York’s JFK Airport
The TSA’s PreCheck trusted traveler program will soon be in place at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The PreCheck program at JFK will be available to American Airlines frequent fliers, as well as U.S. citizens who are participating in the Customs and Border Protections’ Trusted Traveler Program, which, includes Global Entry, Sentri, and Nexus. The exact date of the implementation at JFK has yet to be determined.
The PreCheck program is currently available at the following airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), Miami International (MIA), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), and Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) airports.
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 is already slated to expand to include frequent travelers flying Delta out of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Salt Lake City, American Airlines out of LAX, and to US Airways and United frequent fliers.
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 presently in place at airports in the U.S.