30 Airlines Now Participating in TSAPre✓
11 US-based and international airlines announced today their participation in the TSAPre✓ program. TSAPre✓ is the Transportation Security Administration’s trusted traveler program. The program allows travelers who complete a background check and pay a fee to breeze through security at most US airports.
When the program launched, only a handful of airlines based in the United Stated participated in the TSAPre✓ program. For the first few years, the TSA randomly selected passengers that were considered “low-risk” for TSAPre✓. Today, the random selection process is much more limited as the TSA is currently phasing the random selection program out.
Additionally, nearly every US-based airline participates in the TSAPre✓ program. In the past two years, a few major international carriers also announced their participation in the TSAPre✓ program. This allowed passengers on those international airlines to use TSAPre✓ lanes at select US airports.
11 New Airlines, International, and Domestic
Today the TSA and the individual airlines announced this massive expansion. Eleven (11) airlines across the globe announced their participation in the popular “known traveler” program.
The eleven new additions to the TSAPre✓ program are; Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Boutique Airlines, Emirates, Key Lime Air, Miami Air International, Southern Airways Express, Spirit Airlines, Sunwing, Virgin Atlantic, and Xtra Airways
Here’s the full list of TSAPre✓ Participants
|Delta Air Lines|
|Virgin Atlantic||New Addition|
|Aruba Airlines||New Addition|
|Key Lime Air||New Addition|
|Sunwing Airlines||New Addition|
|Xtra Airways||New Addition|
|Southern Airways Express||New Addition|
|Spirit Airlines||New Addition|
|Miami Air International||New Addition|
|Boutique Airlines||New Addition|
|Sun Country Airlines|
When booking a ticket on all thirty TSAPre✓ participants, including the 11 recent additions, TSAPre✓ members will enter their Known Traveler Number. When the passenger checks in, TSAPre✓ should appear on their boarding pass.
TSAPre✓ allows frequent flyers who meet certain security standards to keep their shoes, light jackets, and belts on, their liquids and laptop in their bag, and pass through a dedicated express lane. The TSAPre✓ program should allow passengers to pass through security checkpoints within minutes, even are major airports.
This is fantastic for the TSAPre✓ program. One concern I’ve always had with the TSAPre✓ program is the lack of international participation. This would mean that, even though I’m a TSAPre✓ member, if I flew on select international airlines I’d still have to go through traditional security screening. With 30 total airlines, many of which are international airlines, this makes TSAPre✓ even more appealing.
What airlines do you want to see as part of the TSAPre✓ program?
Read more at TSA.gov