Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole has announced the agency has screened more than 1 million travelers through the TSA PreCheck pre-screening initiative. TSA PreCheck is currently available for U.S. citizens who are members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs and select frequent flyers of participating airlines.
TSA PreCheck is a pre-screening initiative that allows passengers to volunteer information about themselves prior to traveling domestically to expedite their checkpoint screening at participating airports.
The initiative is part of the TSA's effort to implement risk-based concepts that enhance aviation security by focusing more on travelers the agency knows the least about and allowing known travelers the opportunity to expedite their travel through security checkpoints.
“The continued growth and passenger participation in the TSA PreCheck initiative affirms our commitment to the evolution of our intelligence-driven, risk-based approach,” Pistole said. “This initiative is a testament to the outstanding collaborative work between TSA, CBP, airports, airlines, and the traveling public.”
TSA PreCheck is currently operating with American Airlines at airports in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas, New York (JFK), Minneapolis and Los Angeles, with Delta Air Lines at airports in Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York (LGA), Los Angeles, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and Washington, DC and Alaska Airlines in Seattle. United Airlines, Jet Blue and US Airways and additional airport locations will begin operations later this year.
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens of frequent flyer programs on participating airlines and current members of CBP Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS. Individuals interested in participating can apply by visiting www.globalentry.gov.