TSA Expands PreCheck to Some International Travelers

Good news for travelers who use TSA's Pre✓™ program.  The Transportation Security Agency announced this week it's expanding the expedited screening program to some international flights.  In addition to domestic travel, TSA Pre✓™ participants will be eligible for expedited screening on select international travel itineraries.  Eligible passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways will be allowed to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case, etc.

Passengers flying internationally from the 40 participating TSA Pre✓™ airports may be eligible to receive expedited screening.  In addition, passengers with connecting domestic flights who arrive in the United States on an international flight may use the TSA Pre✓™ lanes when going through the screening process at participating airports after being cleared by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

This is a great expansion of the TSA Pre✓™ program.  I have used it many times at DCA, LAX, ATL, LAS and other airports and it is a big time saver.  I hope this also means TSA is looking to expand the program to even more airports.

To be eligible for TSA Pre✓™ you must provide your airline with some basic personal information.  If you are a member of Nexus or Global entry, provide this information to your airline and they will add your trusted traveler number to your profile.  The TSA Pre✓™ is a random selection and you may not qualify for every flight.  Delta recently announced travelers will be able to see if they are pre-selected with an indicator on their boarding pass.

Here's TSA's press release regarding the international changes.