Thursday, September 05, 2013

List of Airports Where TSA Is Expanding PreCheck

The T.S.A. appears to be serious about this excellent plan to significantly expand access to the PreCheck trusted traveler program that reduces hassles at the checkpoints for those who qualify.

PreCheck started out in a phase many considered to be obnoxious -- that is, it was open only to the highest-spending elite customers "invited" by participating airlines. But it's since been expanded to encompass a much bigger segment of the general flying population, including those who belong to the popular Global Entry program of the Customs and Border Protection agency, which provides easier reentry into the U.S., allowing members to breeze through immigration and customs without waiting in those Ellis Island-like lines. And the T.S.A. is also starting up its own opt-in PreCheck program, which it has described as a kind of "Global Entry lite."

So far so good, right?

So here's the T.S.A.'s announcement in full, with the list of airports:

Press Release

TSA Pre✓™ Expands to 60 Additional Airports

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More Passengers Able to Experience Expedited Screening

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will expand its TSA expedited screening program to 60 new airports in addition to the existing 40, bringing the total number of airports with TSA Pre✓™ to 100. These airports are expected to have TSA Pre✓™ lanes at select checkpoints by the end of the year.
The agency also will expand the number of TSA Pre✓™ lanes and availability at the existing 40 airports in the coming weeks.
TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes. To date, more than 15 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓™ since it launched in October 2011.
“As TSA continues to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, we are looking for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way possible,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “Expanding TSA Pre✓™ to more locations enables many more passengers across the country to experience expedited screening.”
Passengers who are eligible for TSA Pre✓™ include U.S. citizens of frequent traveler programs invited by participating airlines. Additionally, U.S. citizens who are members of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program and Canadian citizens who are members of CBP’s NEXUS program qualify to participate. Later this year TSA will launch an application program, allowing more U.S. citizens to enroll in TSA Pre✓™.
Eligible passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America may receive expedited screening benefits. JetBlue and Southwest are expected to begin participating when operationally ready.
If a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre✓™ indicator will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass so that when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Pre✓™ lane.  Many participating airlines already print a TSA Pre✓™ indicator directly on the boarding pass so passengers will know in advance they have been cleared for expedited screening. TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. No individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Travelers can check the TSA Pre✓™ Participating Airports page for information on locations and hours of active TSA Pre✓™ lanes.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of September 11, 2001, to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. TSA’s workforce comprises approximately 50,000 frontline officers who screen approximately 1.8 million travelers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at

Upcoming TSA Pre✓™ locations

An asterisk denotes a current TSA Pre™ location. Once new TSA Pre✓™ locations are active, they will be listed on the TSA Pre✓™ Participating Airports page.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport*
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport*
Tucson International Airport
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Little Rock)
Bob Hope Airport (Burbank)
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
John Wayne Airport (Orange County)*
Long Beach Airport
Los Angeles International Airport*
Oakland International Airport
Ontario International Airport
Sacramento International Airport
San Diego International Airport
San Francisco International Airport*
San Jose International Airport
Colorado Springs Airport
Denver International Airport*
Bradley International Airport (Hartford)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport*
Jacksonville International Airport
Miami International Airport*
Orlando International Airport*
Palm Beach International Airport (West Palm Beach)
Pensacola International Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers)
Tampa International Airport*
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport*
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (Hagåtña)
Honolulu International Airport*
Kahului Airport
Kona International Airport
Lihue Airport
Boise Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport
Chicago O'Hare International Airport*
Indianapolis International Airport*
Des Moines International Airport
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
Louisville International Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Portland International Jetport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport*
Boston Logan International Airport*
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport*
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Grand Rapids)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport*
Kansas City International Airport
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport*
Eppley Airfield (Omaha)
McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)*
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
New Hampshire:
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
New Jersey:
Newark Liberty International Airport*
New Mexico:
Albuquerque International Sunport
New York:
Albany International Airport
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Greater Rochester International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)*
LaGuardia Airport (New York City)*
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Westchester County Airport
North Carolina:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport*
Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport*
Akron-Canton Airport
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport*
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport*
Dayton International Airport
Port Columbus International Airport
Tulsa International Airport
Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City)
Portland International Airport*
Philadelphia International Airport*
Pittsburgh International Airport*
Puerto Rico:
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (San Juan)*
Rhode Island:
T. F. Green Airport (Providence)
South Carolina:
Charleston International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Myrtle Beach International Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)
Memphis International Airport*
Nashville International Airport*
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport*
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport*
Dallas Love Field
El Paso International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston)*
San Antonio International Airport
William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)
Salt Lake City International Airport*
Norfolk International Airport
Richmond International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport*
Washington Dulles International Airport*
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport*
Spokane International Airport
Dane County Regional Airport (Madison)
General Mitchell International Airport (Milwauke

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