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TSA Pre✓™ Expands to Additional Airlines at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
TSA Press Office
(571) 227-2829

DALLAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). Under TSA Pre✓™ U.S. citizens traveling domestically who are select Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines 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. TSA Pre✓™ is now available at Terminal E in addition to the previously announced lanes located at Terminals A, C and D.

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.

“The further expansion of TSA Pre✓™ at DFW Terminal E allows us to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way,” said Dr. Cedric Alexander, federal security director for Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. “This intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to passenger screening allows us to move away from a one-size fits all approach and spend more time screening passengers we know less about."

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

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