Certain frequent travelers from Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and certain members of CBP's Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS who are U.S. citizens are eligible to participate. TSA plans to expand TSA Pre✓™ to include additional airlines, as well as airports, once operationally ready. In addition, accompanying passengers 12 and younger are allowed through TSA Pre✓™ lanes with eligible passengers.
Interested passengers who are not eligible through their airline and are not already a member of a CBP Trusted Traveler program may still be able to opt into TSA Pre✓™ by applying for one of CBP’s eligible programs. Click here to learn more: www.globalentry.gov.
TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening in order to retain a certain element of randomness to prevent terrorists from gaming the system. In addition, individuals who commit certain offenses, such as violations involving firearms, explosives, and fraudulent documents at an airport or on board an aircraft are likely to be denied expedited screening for a period of time. The duration of disqualification for expedited screening will depend upon the seriousness of the offense.
Who is Eligible?
Airline Frequent Travelers
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways are contacting eligible frequent travelers with an invitation to opt-in. Once the passenger opts-in, the airline identifies the individual as a TSA Pre✓™ participant when submitting passenger reservation information to TSA’s Secure Flight system.
If a participating airlines’ frequent traveler did not receive an invitation from the airline, he/she can still participate by joining a CBP Trusted Traveler program. See below for more details.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Travelers
U.S. citizens currently enrolled in CBP’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS Trusted Traveler programs are automatically eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓™. As of November 15, 2012, Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS are also qualified to participate in TSA Pre✓™.
Trusted Traveler participants will need to enter their CBP-assigned PASS ID number – located in their account online or on the top left-hand corner of their membership card – in the 'Known Traveler Number’ field when booking travel reservations. Additionally, CBP Trusted Traveler participants can add their PASS ID number to their airline member profile to have the number automatically sent to TSA when booking reservations.
Note: It is not necessary for CBP participants to opt-in through both CBP and a participating airline. Members are automatically eligible to participate by virtue of their enrollment in the CBP qualifying program.
How to Participate
Individuals who apply and are cleared for enrollment in one of CBP’s eligible Trusted Traveler programs, are automatically qualified to participate in TSA Pre✓™ when flying a participating airline at a participating airport.
Here are the basic steps for applying:
Before a traveler can apply for a Trusted Traveler program, they must first register for a CBP Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account.
Once registered in GOES, the traveler can move forward with the enrollment in one of the CBP eligible programs. The GOES system will provide a PASS ID number after the enrollment in a Trusted Traveler program.
Once a passenger has signed up for a Trusted Traveler program, he/she must provide their PASS ID number, associated with the Trusted Traveler account in the “Known Traveler Number’ field when booking travel. The passenger’s Trusted Traveler information will be submitted along with reservation information to TSA’s Secure Flight system. Trusted Traveler program members should also remember to enter their full name, date of birth, and PASS ID exactly as it appears on their membership card.
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At the Airport
For a listing of airports and terminals, please use the map below or download the TSA Pre✓™ location chart. (pdf, 160kb)