TSA PRECHECK PARTICIPANTS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR EXPEDITED SCREENING ON SELECT INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
- TSA Precheck participants heading to Paris on Delta Air Lines flight may be eligible
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 10, 2013) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that effective immediately, in addition to domestic travel, TSA Precheck participants will be eligible for expedited screening on select international travel itineraries. Eligible passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways will be allowed to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case, and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on. TSA Precheck began in October 2012 at Pittsburgh International Airport. Enrolled passengers heading to Paris, France, on Delta Air Lines flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport may be eligible for expedited screening when boarding.
“By expanding TSA Precheck beyond domestic air travel, we are further demonstrating our commitment to identifying innovative ways to securely move travelers more quickly through our airports,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “Through TSA Precheck, TSA can quickly process passengers who we know more about. This allows us to focus more of our time on those passengers about whom we know less.”
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens who are members of certain airline frequent flier programs or are members of CBP Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS. Individuals interested in joining a CBP trusted traveler program can learn more by visiting www.cbp.gov.
To date, more than 9 million passengers have experienced TSA Precheck since it launched in 2011. Other TSA expedited screening initiatives include modified screening procedures for travelers 12 and under and 75 and older, as well as Wounded Warriors and severely injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
For more information about TSA’s risk-based security initiatives, visit www.tsa.gov.