TSA PreCheck Expansion Continues in Cleveland, Austin, Memphis, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham
The Transportation Security Administration announced that its PreCheck trusted traveler program has expanded to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Tuesday. Currently, PreCheck is operational at more than 40 airports in the United States. At the Cleveland airport, PreCheck is available to passengers of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
The program first launched in October of 2011 and is available to elite members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programs as well as to members of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs (Global Entry, Sentri, and Nexus) who are U.S. citizens and flying on a participating airline are also eligible. Members of the military on active duty are also eligible to use PreCheck.
Passengers who use a PreCheck security checkpoint don’t have to remove certain items of clothing, such as shoes, belts, and light outerwear, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on luggage.
Travelers who are accepted into the program have the PreCheck information embedded in their boarding pass barcode. The TSA notes, however, that even PreCheck approved travelers are subject to random searches and screenings for security purposes.
The number of airports offering PreCheck is expected to continue to grow nationwide. Less than a week ago, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport began to offer the expedited security lane. In addition, PreCheck is expected to arrive at airports in Memphis, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham international airports this spring.
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