The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program to five additional domestic and international airlines.
The five new airlines are All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Contour Aviation, Finnair and Korean Air. This brings the total number of airlines participating to 42 at more than 200 airports.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk passengers to move through security more quickly and easily when departing from participating airports in the U.S. Eligible travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets.
U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can apply for TSA Pre✓® for a cost of $85 for five years, or $17 per year through the TSA Pre✓® application program.
Once approved, passengers will receive a “Known Traveler Number” and will have the opportunity to use TSA Pre® lanes at select security checkpoints when traveling on any of the 42 participating airlines.
Other passengers who are eligible for TSA Pre✓® include: U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs, Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI. TSA Pre✓® is also available for U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
All passengers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.