TSA Press Office
DENVER – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Denver International Airport (DEN). Under TSA Pre✓™ U.S. citizens traveling domestically who are select Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and/or US Airways frequent travelers or members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits. The TSA Pre✓™ lane is located at the South Checkpoint.
TSA Pre✓™ is part of the agency’s larger effort to implement risk-based security concepts that enhance security by focusing efforts on travelers considered high-risk and about whom the agency knows less. To date, more than 3 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓™. TSA Pre✓™ is now available in 27 airports for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways frequent travelers.
“TSA is pleased to partner with all five participating airlines to offer TSA Pre✓™ here at Denver starting today,” said TSA Assistant Administrator Chris McLaughlin. “This program is one of several risk-based, intelligence-driven measures currently helping TSA move away from a one-size-fits-all security model, and move closer to its goal of providing the most effective transportation security in the most efficient way possible.”
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens flying on participating airlines as well as those who are members of CBP Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS. Individuals interested in participating can apply by visiting www.globalentry.gov.
If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening through the TSA Pre✓™ pre-screening process, information is imbedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA reads the barcode at the designated checkpoint and the passenger may be referred to the TSA Pre✓™ lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belt on, allowing them to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
TSA has expanded TSA Pre✓™ benefits to U.S. military active duty members traveling through Charlotte-Douglas International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Seattle-Tacoma International and Washington Dulles International airports. In addition to TSA Pre✓™, TSA has implemented other risk-based security measures including modified screening procedures for passengers 12 and younger and 75 and older.
TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual is guaranteed expedited screening. TSA’s multi-layered approach to security also includes behavior detection officers, explosives-detection systems, canine teams, and federal air marshals, among other measures both seen and unseen.
For more information about TSA’s risk-based security initiative, visit www.tsa.gov.