The Transportation Security Administration has announced an additional 5 airports in the TSA Pre✓ program, bringing the total number of participating airports to 40.
By April 1, 2013, eligible passengers flying on participating airlines out of Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE), Memphis International (MEM), Nashville International (BNA) and Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airports will soon be able to benefit from the expedited screening process,which allows travelers to keep their shoes, belt and outerwear on, and leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens who have opted-in through Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways as well as those who are members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS. Canadian citizens traveling domestically in the United States who are members of NEXUS are also qualified to participate in TSA Pre✓™.
If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for TSA Pre✓™, information is embedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA scans the boarding pass at the designated TSA Pre✓™ lane where the passenger may experience the expedited screening process.
The trouble with…TSA Pre✓
Concerns have been expressed regarding the security of the barcodes as passengers could work out if they had been picked.