Seven More Airlines Join TSA PreCheck

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Seven More Airlines Join TSA PreCheck

Unread post by bimjim » Tue May 30, 2017 ... check.html

Seven More Airlines Join TSA PreCheck
Rich Thomaselli
Mon May 29 2017

Seven more airlines have joined the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program, bringing the total to 37 airlines now participating in the expedited screening process.

The TSA announced that passengers flying Copa Airlines, Dominican Wings, InterCaribbean Airways, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Swift Air and Turkish Airlines may now utilize PreCheck.

Once approved by a lengthy background and application process, PreCheck enables low-risk travelers to bypass traditional security lines at more than 180 U.S. airports. They instead use the special TSA line in which there is no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets.

“Expanding TSA PreCheck allows us to increase overall security effectiveness and make the screening process more efficient,” TSA Acting Administrator Huban Gowadia said in a statement. “We are committed to the expansion of TSA PreCheck to strengthen aviation security and improve the passenger experience.”

TSA PreCheck is available when departing from a U.S. airport to a foreign country; and for domestic, connecting flights after returning to the U.S. Passengers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents can apply for PreCheck.Travelers must be booked on one of the participating airlines in order to use PreCheck.

The 30 domestic and international airlines previously signed up for the program are:
Air Canada
Alaska Airlines
Allegiant Air
American Airlines
Aruba Airlines
Boutique Airlines
Cape Air
Delta Air Lines
Etihad Airways
Frontier Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Key Lime Air
Miami Air International
Seaborne Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Sunwing Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin America
Virgin Atlantic
Xtra Airways

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