Virgin Atlantic Joins TSA PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 January 2017
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Virgin Atlantic aircraft in London

Virgin Atlantic aircraft in London

Virgin Atlantic announced that it joined the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program. The carrier is the first in the United Kingdom to be authorized by the TSA to offer its passengers the expedited service.

All Virgin Atlantic passengers who are enrolled in Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri, or the TSA PreCheck program are eligible to use PreCheck security lanes, as are active duty U.S. military members.

Passengers at a PreCheck security checkpoint do not have to remove shoes, belts, and light jackets during the screening, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on luggage.

The Transportation Security Administration expanded the PreCheck trusted traveler program to include non-U.S. airlines in April 2014.  The first such airline to participate was Air Canada and the first European airline to join was Lufthansa.

Canadian leisure carrier Sunwing Airlines also announced that it had been accepted into the PreCheck program.

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