The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched TSA PreCheck passenger screening operations at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Under TSA PreCheck, U.S. citizens traveling domestically who are select Alaska, American, Delta, United and US Airways frequent travelers or are members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits. The TSA PreCheck lane is located at Checkpoint 3.
TSA PreCheck is part of the agency’s larger effort to implement risk-based security concepts that enhance security by focusing efforts on travelers considered high-risk and about whom the agency knows less. To date, more than 3.5 million passengers have experienced TSA PreCheck. TSA PreCheck is now available in 29 airports for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways frequent travelers.
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens flying on participating airlines, as well as those who are members of CBP Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS. Beginning Nov. 15, Canadian citizens traveling domestically in the United States who are members of NEXUS are also qualified to participate in TSA PreCheck.
If TSA determines that a passenger is eligible for expedited screening through PreCheck,information is imbedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA reads the barcodes at the designated checkpoints, and those passengers may be referred to the TSA PreCheck lane, where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, allowing them to keep their laptops in their cases and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bags in carry-on luggage.