Internet Travel Monitor - Marketing, Research & Tech
November 15, 2017
TSA PreCheck Program Now Includes More of the World's Best Airlines
5 more airlines recently joined TSA PreCheck, bringing the total number of domestic & international carriers to 42
If you still don't have TSA PreCheck - meaning, you don't know how glorious it is to breeze through pre-flight security with your shoes and belt on and laptop safely packed—then maybe this will sway you: For just $85 (covering a five-year membership), your PreCheck will work at more than 180 U.S. airports. And as of late last week, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Korean Air, and charter airline Contour Aviation all agreed to recognize the trusted traveler program, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced.
Etihad Airways was the only foreign airline outside of North America to offer this perk to passengers until September 2016, when German carrier Lufthansa became the first European airline to join the PreCheck program. (A number of other international carriers jumped on the bandwagon shortly thereafter.) And while other airlines are no doubt interested in joining the PreCheck club, the process is far from simple: Carriers have to meet all TSA security requirements and upgrade reservations systems to sync with the U.S. government’s Secure Flight prescreening system; after all, as 's Barbara Peterson reported, even if you're an existing TSA PreCheck member, it’s the airline that issues the boarding pass, and it’s that document that displays your PreCheck eligibility to the agent manning the entrance to the checkpoint.
With the announcement, expedited screening is now available through 42 carriers, listed below in alphabetical order.
All Nippon Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways
Delta Air Lines
Key Lime Air
Miami Air International
Southern Airways Express
Sun Country Airlines
Copyright 2017 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. From https://www.cntraveler.com. By Katherine LaGrave.
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