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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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We appreciate your tweets and your calls letting us know that you’re enjoying the many benefits of TSA Pre✓®. As the TSA Pre✓® program expands, we are committed to providing the same quality of expedited screening nationwide.

If you haven’t heard of TSA Pre✓®, it’s an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave their shoes, light outerwear, and belt on. TSA Pre✓® travelers can also keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.

We’ve heard your requests for more TSA Pre✓® locations and we are happy to announce more locations coming soon. To date we have rolled out TSA Pre✓® at 97 airports. You can see the complete list by clicking here.

It’s also expanded to seven more air carriers (Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America). But, we’re not stopping at seven—we know there are other carriers that would benefit from TSA Pre✓® and we’re looking for more opportunities to expand.

What’s next for TSA Pre✓® you ask? We will be launching a TSA Pre✓® application/enrollment process by the end of the year. If you want to apply, all you need to do is fill out the application online and visit an enrollment center. Check back on our website for more details to come. In the meantime, you can be eligible to receive TSA Pre✓® benefits by applying for CBP’s Global Entry program, or through an invitation from your airline’s frequent flier program.

But don’t just take our word for it. Read about what the locals are saying about TSA Pre✓®:

To date more than 18 million passengers have enjoyed expedited screening as a result of the TSA Pre✓® program. Click here to learn more about the program.

The passenger experience is important to us. We encourage you to continue to share your feedback about your TSA Pre✓® experience on Twitter using the hashtag #TSAprecheck.

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Bob Burns
TSA Blog Team

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Submitted by Anonymous on

Excellent program. It should be expanded to all airports and travelers required to join as a condition of travel. Travel without TSAPre should generate hefty fines. TSA should be an income generator.

Submitted by Anonymous on

As long as the TSA does not have bomb sniffing technology and metal detectors at every airport, as long as the TSA requires air travelers to disrobe, I will not use air travel as my means of transportation.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Pathetic. Why is this not the default level of screening for ALL passengers, not just a perk for the wealthy elite and those chosen at your whim? Why can't you people admit the scanners are a disgusting, invasive waste and that th shoe and liquid farces make no one safer?

Submitted by RB on

Every passenger screened by pre check standards still only represents about 12 days of total passenger loads.

Pre check screening proves that LGA can be adequately screened while remaining in luggage.

Pre check screening proves there is no reason to strip down at TSA check points.

Pre check airports still is less than 25% of airports under TSA control.

Pre check is just another effort by TSA to justify itself while squandering citizens tax dollars.

TSA Pre Check = Boondoggle

Submitted by Anonymous on

Do you think people would be "enjoying" Precheck so much if you lot hadn't spent a decade making airport screenings a miserable, invasive, and disgusting abuse?

Submitted by RB on

"If you haven’t heard of TSA Pre✓™, it’s an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave their shoes, light outerwear, and belt on. TSA Pre✓™ travelers can also keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on."
Except when you can't.

EUG apparently didn't get the memo.

Submitted by Anonymous on

But, really, the point of PreCheck is to shut up frequent flyers. Make security less of a hassle and people will stop complaining about the loss of their rights and liberties.

Submitted by Bubba on

Everyone should enjoy Pre style security, as done abroad (or to fly into the US, for that matter).

Submitted by Anonymous on

I like the Pre Check lanes, I find it funny that people are already complaining that the lanes are too crowded with folks that do not know what they are doing. TSA is giving passengers less screening to some passengers and now its seemed as a problem. Yet another case where TSA will not win no matter what they try.

Submitted by Vince Patton on

It's the greatest thing since sliced bread!!! Love it!

Submitted by Anonymous on

Why are you randomly allowing infrequent flyers to be sent to PreCheck? This is done by the TSA as they check boarding passes, and it results in novice travelers not knowing what to do!

Shoes come off, bags pulled out.... the line then slows.

I paid for precheck, but more importantly I *know* how to use precheck.... this new initiative ruins the process.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Not all airports have the manning to have precheck open much, so they have integrated lanes, many precheck passengers are unaware of the difference, this was rolled out so fast and never explained. In an integrated lane passengers person is the same but bags are treated like any other lane, this upsets many precheck passengers who were not informed

Submitted by Anonymous on

Where's my comment I submitted on Oct 30 to this post? It followed blog comment rules.

It's the one asking about the information omitted from this post.

Submitted by Adrian on

This is utter nonsense. There is nothing a background check can tell you about whether a person is a greater or lesser risk. (Or whether they will be in the future.)

If you have evidence to the contrary, please present it.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Questions are waiting responses, Bob.

The American public is waiting for government employees to answer their questions.