TSA Expands PreCheck to 4 New Airlines, Aeromexico, Cape Air, Etihad, and Seaborne

By Paul Riegler on 21 May 2016
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The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it was expanding its PreCheck trusted traveler program to allow passengers of four additional airlines – Aeromexico, Cape Air, Etihad, and Seaborne, Airlines – to use it.

Passengers traversing a PreCheck security checkpoint may leave their shoes, belts, and light outerwear on, and do not have to remove laptops and liquids from their carry-on luggage.

The move brings the number of airlines offering PreCheck to 16.

The TSA said that the expansion will improve security and reduce wait times at security checkpoints at the nation’s airports.

“As more people enroll, we will be better positioned to increase overall security effectiveness and create more efficiency in the screening process,” said Peter Neffenger, the TSA administrator.

Other airlines whose passengers are eligible for PreCheck include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.

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