WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓® to include eligible customers of Allegiant.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 150 U.S. airports. For TSA Pre✓® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts.
“Expanding TSA Pre✓® to Allegiant will help TSA reach its goal of 25 million enrollees and enable more travelers to experience the program’s benefits,” said TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “Increasing the “trusted population” enables TSA to enhance screening of known as well as unknown threats to aviation security and provide travelers with the most effective security in the most efficient way.”
“Allegiant is committed to providing safe, economical and convenient travel options. Offering our travelers TSA Pre✓® is another way we can make it even easier for them to get to their destinations,” said Eric Gust, Allegiant vice president of safety.
Today’s announcement makes a total of 13 carriers that participate in TSA Pre✓®: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, OneJet, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet.
Passengers who are eligible for TSA Pre✓® include: members of the TSA Pre✓® application program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program and Global Entry, and Canadian citizens who are members of CBP’s NEXUS program. TSA Pre✓® is also available for U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
Travelers flying on Allegiant will now have the opportunity to receive TSA Pre✓® when utilizing a home-printed boarding pass, mobile boarding pass or boarding pass printed at the airport check-in desk.
If an Allegiant passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre✓® indicator will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass so that when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Pre✓® lane. Allegiant will also print a TSA Pre✓® indicator directly on the boarding pass so passengers will know in advance that they have been cleared for expedited screening.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.