TSA Adds 5 New Airlines to PreCheck Program

By Paul Riegler on 12 August 2019
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With the addition of five international airlines, 72 airlines are now part of the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck trusted-traveler program.

The new airlines are Austrian Airlines; Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet; PAL Express, a subsidiary of Philippine Airlines; Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Swoop; and Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus.

Earlier this year, the TSA added nine airlines to PreCheck including Air India, Asiana, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris.

The PreCheck program first launched in October of 2011 and over 115 airports in the United States offer PreCheck.

Currently, members of Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs such as Global Entry, Sentri, and Nexus flying on a participating airline are eligible to use PreCheck’s expedited screening lanes as are those who enroll directly in the program. Military personnel on active duty are also eligible to use PreCheck.

Passengers who transit 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.

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