Air carriers now provide expedited screening at 15 U.S. airports
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration announced today the expansion of its TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program with Edelweiss Air and Qatar Airways. The two additional carriers brings the number of airlines participating in TSA Pre✓® to 67 domestic and international carriers.
“I am very pleased to welcome Edelweiss Air and Qatar Airways to the TSA Pre✓® program,” said TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell. “TSA is dedicated to building and maintaining strong relationships with our international partners in order to reach our joint goals – enhancing security and the passenger travel experience. This expansion serves as an example of the benefits we can achieve for passengers through this partnership.”
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 200 U.S. airports. For TSA Pre✓® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. To date in 2019, 94 percent of passengers in TSA Pre✓® lanes waited less than five minutes. TSA Pre✓® passengers of Edelweiss Air and Qatar Airways can now enjoy TSA Pre✓® lanes at any of the airports below.
Edelweiss Air serves:
- Denver International Airport (DEN)
- Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
- Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- San Diego International Airport (SAN)
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Qatar Airways serves:
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
- Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
- Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Miami International Airport (MIA)
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
TSA Pre✓® is available when departing from a U.S. airport to a foreign country and for domestic, connecting flights after returning to the U.S. Travelers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can apply for TSA Pre✓® for a cost of $85 for five years, which is only $17 per year. Once approved, travelers receive a “Known Traveler Number” to input when making an airline reservation and will have the opportunity to use TSA Pre✓® lanes at select security checkpoints when traveling on any of the 67 participating airlines.
Other passengers who are eligible for TSA Pre✓® include members of the three U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs, Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI. 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. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler comparison tool.
Passengers should check for the TSA Pre✓® indicator (such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE, or TSA Pre✓®) on their boarding pass to know if they are eligible for TSA Pre✓® on their flight.
TSA Pre✓® members who have enjoyed expedited screening since 2014 are now eligible to renew their membership. To keep enjoying TSA Pre✓® benefits, individuals may renew up to six months before the membership expiration date. For most members, renewal is easy and may be completed online.
TSA continues to incorporate unpredictable security measures, both seen and unseen, throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
For more information, read the frequently asked questions about TSA Pre✓®.