Posted by Bob Burns, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Blog Team
We appreciate your tweets and your calls letting us know that you’re enjoying the many benefits of TSA Pre✓™. As the TSA Pre✓™ program expands, we are committed to providing the same quality of expedited screening nationwide.
If you haven’t heard of TSA Pre✓™, it’s an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave their shoes, light outerwear, and belt on. TSA Pre✓™ travelers can also keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
We’ve heard your requests for more TSA Pre✓™ locations and we are happy to announce more locations coming soon. To date we have rolled out TSA Pre✓™ at 97 airports. You can see the complete list by clicking here.
It’s also expanded to seven more air carriers (Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America). But, we’re not stopping at seven—we know there are other carriers that would benefit from TSA Pre✓™ and we’re looking for more opportunities to expand.
What’s next for TSA Pre✓™ you ask? We will be launching a TSA Pre✓™ application/enrollment process by the end of the year. If you want to apply, all you need to do is fill out the application online and visit an enrollment center. Check back on our website for more details to come. In the meantime, you can be eligible to receive TSA Pre✓™ benefits by applying for CBP’s Global Entry program, or through an invitation from your airline’s frequent flier program.
But don’t just take our word for it. Read about what the locals are saying about TSA Pre✓™:
TSA unveils faster screening at Milwaukee airport – Associated Press
Expedited screening begins at Portland airport – Associated Press
Express lane for frequent fliers should speed screening for all in Manchester – New Hampshire Union Leader
Want to leave your shoes on at the Oklahoma City airport? – The Oklahoman
Fast screening now available at TIA – Arizona Daily Star
TSA Precheck now available at Hancock Airport – Central NY
To date more than 18 million passengers have enjoyed expedited screening as a result of the TSA Pre✓™ program. Click here to learn more about the program.
The passenger experience is important to us. We encourage you to continue to share your feedback about your TSA Pre✓™ experience on Twitter using the hashtag #TSAprecheck.
Editor's Note: This was originally posted on the TSA blog on October 29.