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TSA Pre?™ Can Ease Your Way Through the Airport

TSA Pre?™ Can Ease Your Way Through the Airport

To help business flyers and other frequent travelers expedite their airport security screenings, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration introduced TSA Pre?™, which pre-screens individuals who volunteer to participate. Certain frequent flyers on Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, as well as certain members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Travelers programs, are eligible to participate.

The TSA PreP program is now available at:

• Dallas/Fort Worth International
• McCarran International, Las Vegas
• John F. Kennedy International, New York
• Los Angeles International
• Miami International
• Minneapolis-St. Paul International
• Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
• Hartsfield-Jackson International, Atlanta
• Salt Lake City International
• Ronald Reagan National, Washington
• O’Hare International, Chicago By the end of 2012, the TSA will expand the program to these airports, as well as additional airlines:
• Baltimore/Washington Int’l Thurgood Marshall
• Boston Logan International
• Charlotte Douglas International
• Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int’l
• Denver International
• Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
• George Bush Intercontinental, Houston
• Honolulu International
• Indianapolis International
• LaGuardia, New York
• Lambert-St. Louis International
• Louis Armstrong New Orleans Int’l
• Luis Muñoz Marín International, Puerto Rico
• Newark Liberty International
• Orlando International
• Philadelphia International
• Phoenix Sky Harbor International
• Pittsburgh International
• Portland International
• San Francisco International
• Seattle-Tacoma International
• Tampa International
• Ted Stevens Anchorage International
• Washington Dulles International

If the TSA determines that a passenger is eligible for the TSA PreP program, information is embedded in the barcode on the passenger’s boarding pass. When the barcode is scanned at a security checkpoint in a participating airport, the passenger may be redirected to a line where expedited screening is available. These lines tend to move more quickly than regular screening lines because TSA PreP participants may not need to remove their shoes, jacket or belt, or remove their laptop computers or bags of liquids and gels from their carry-on bags. However, because the TSA incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout each airport, TSA PreP participants cannot always be guaranteed expedited screening.

As a TSA PreP participant, you won’t receive anything, such as a membership card, to show that you are a participant, as you will still be pre-screened each time you fly.

If you are interested in participating but haven’t received an invitation from an airline or the CBP’s Trusted Traveler program, you may still be able to opt into TSA Pre?™ by applying for one of CBP’s eligible programs, such as Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS. For assistance, talk with your corporate travel manager at (305) 935-5560 or experts@travelleaders.com or www.travelleaders.com/experts

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