TSA Pre-Check Expands to Include United Airlines, US Airways
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said TSA Pre-Check will expand to include United Airlines at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and US Airways at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
TSA Pre-Check is a pre-screening initiative that allows eligible passengers to volunteer information about themselves to expedite their screening experience. Eligible passengers may be referred to the TSA Pre-Check lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belts on, allowing them to keep their laptops in their cases and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bags in their carry-on.
More than 1.5 million passengers have received expedited screening through TSA Pre-Check security lanes since the initiative began in October 2011. TSA Pre-Check is currently available in 16 airports for U.S. citizens who are select frequent flyers of participating airlines or members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs and traveling within the U.S. Individuals interested in applying for one of CBP’s programs should visit www.globalentry.gov. United Airlines and US Airways join American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines in offering the benefits of TSA Pre-Check to their eligible frequent travelers.