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Thursday, November 21, 2013
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As of today, TSA Pre✓® has been expanded to include eligible customers of JetBlue Airways who utilize the airline’s mobile app. Today’s announcement makes a total of nine domestic carriers, including: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

In order to use TSA Pre✓®, JetBlue customers must utilize their mobile app boarding pass at the security checkpoint. JetBlue will expand its participation in TSA Pre✓® to include paper boarding passes (printed at home, from the check-in desk or from the kiosk in the departure lobby) by 2014.

If a JetBlue passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre✓® indicator will be embedded in the barcode of their mobile app boarding pass so that when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Pre✓® lane. JetBlue will also place a TSA Pre✓® indicator directly on the mobile app boarding pass so passengers will know in advance that they have been cleared for expedited screening.

TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes. TSA Pre✓® operations are available at more than 100 airports nationwide, with nearly 20 of those locations offering expedited screening to JetBlue customers. More than 20 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓® since it launched in October 2011.

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Submitted by Anonymous on

Ridiculous. Why is this not the default level of screening for ALL passengers, not a perk for the wealthy and the lucky?

Submitted by Anonymous on

Nice info thanks

Submitted by Adrian on

Oh, the irony!

In 2002, JetBlue violated its own privacy policy to voluntarily turn over 5,000,000 passenger records to a DoD contractor (Torch) that was trying to come up with data mining techniques that could identify passengers who might pose a threat.

None of these data mining studies ever found a statistically significant way to identify potential terrorists. And yet today we have PreCheck, which asserts that passengers who pay a fee and provide some of their background information can be considered lower risk.

PreCheck is a complete fraud.

Furthermore, it allows potential terrorists to game the system by playing a less-risky version of the Carnival Booth algorithm. Thus, in the end, PreCheck actually increases risk.

Submitted by Anonymous on

I was surprised when we got to the airport and did not have to take off our belt, shoes and etc. Made me want to buy another ticket and go somewhere else. Thanks TSA! ED

Submitted by Bubba on

All passengers should be screened using a metal detetor and with their shoes on.

Submitted by Anonymous on

TSA-Pre should be the standard. An adjustment of the costs of airport security should be made. The air traveling public should foot the bill. Of the millions of passengers per day, what would the charge per passenger to make security self-sufficient?

Submitted by Anonymous on

I agree, Bubba. No one should have to PAY to be fingerprinted (goes into FBI database) and background checked (what does TSA check?) to get on a plane in the US.

The standard should be WTMD, shoes on, no liquid restrictions. No cost, no background check, no fingerprinting.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Explain to me why I never get PreCheck? I put in my PASS ID and have top tier status on both UA and AA. Also, why do TSA people lie to travelers - telling them that "if they fly 60,000 miles a year, they'll get it?" That's clearly untrue.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Please provide the public with independently reviewed research that supports PreCheck (i.e., that shows a significant link between terror risk and factors such as frequent flier status and passengers' willingness to pay for expedited security).

Submitted by Anonymous on

Continue your stitch from slip off of your needles when you put your mission down.