Thursday, April 25, 2013

Passengers May Now Receive Notification of TSA Pre✓™ Eligibility on Boarding Passes

Examples of Boarding Passes with the TSA Pre✓™ Logo Circled
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Good news for eligible TSA Pre✓™ passengers! Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways are beginning to pre-notify passengers on boarding passes if they are eligible for TSA Pre✓™.  By notifying passengers of their TSA Pre✓™ status, passengers are able to better route themselves to the TSA Pre✓™ lane for expedited screening.

Delta and US Airways passengers will see “TSA PRECHCK” on printed boarding passes and the TSA Pre✓™ logo on mobile boarding passes. United passengers will see the TSA Pre✓™ logo on printed boarding passes. Some types of boarding passes may not support the TSA Pre✓™ notification feature at this time. Be sure to visit our website for up-to-date boarding pass specifications. 

Wondering what a TSA Pre✓™ notification may look like? Here is a helpful guide for what to look for! 

Eligible passengers will see a TSA Pre✓™ indicator on all boarding passes, even when flying out of an airport where TSA Pre✓™ is not available.  Eligible passengers should plan ahead and check out the location chart to see where TSA Pre✓™ is available for the participating airlines. If TSA Pre✓™ is unavailable, passengers should proceed to the standard security lanes.

Soon other TSA Pre✓™ participating airlines will be capable of similarly notifying their passengers.  Once fully operational, it will be easier for all participating passengers to know if they should go to the TSA Pre✓™ lane or to the standard security lanes.

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, information is embedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. The TSA Officers will still scan the boarding pass at the document checking station to verify TSA Pre✓™ status. While passengers with the TSA Pre✓™ indicator have been pre-cleared to access the TSA Pre✓™ lane, no passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening. TSA continues to incorporate random, unpredictable screening measures to ensure the safety of passengers.

TSA Pre✓™ is currently available at 40 airports nationwide and participating passengers no longer have to remove the following items:

  • Shoes
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on
  • Laptop from bag
  • Light outerwear/jacket
  • Belt

If you haven’t experienced TSA Pre✓™ be sure to find out how to participate and don’t forget to check for updates as other airlines implement the notification feature. 

TSA Blog Team  

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