TSA Expands PreCheck to Five New Airlines

by Daniel McCarthy
TSA Expands PreCheck to Five New Airlines

Photo: Santi Rodriguez/Shutterstock.com


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that five new airlines will be added to the list of approved PreCheck carriers.

The new airlines are Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and World Atlantic. With the additions, the TSA has now approved 47 total carriers for its PreCheck program.

Travel industry groups have long been in support of PreCheck expansion. Both the Global Business Gravel Association (GBTA) and the U.S. Travel Association lobbied for the TSA modernization Act last year.

That bill, which would update security technology and expand the PreCheck program, remains in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

PreCheck gives flyers an opportunity to go through security without taking off their shows, belts, or light jackets, and without taking laptops and 3-1-1 liquids out of their bags. The program costs $85 for five years ($17 per year). 

More than 5 million passengers are enrolled in PreCheck.

  1
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Most Useful Twitter Accounts for Travel Agents

1. AskTSA

2. FlightRadar24

3. Department of State

4. CLIA Global

5. ASTA

Source: TMR

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=461e0cb1-8512-e811-9f33-782bcb66a2f2

Don't Miss the Boat on Potential Expedition Cruise Sales

Sponsored by Silversea Cruises

Expedition cruising is exploding, according to industry experts, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Disney World’s Toy Story Land Comes to Life This Summer
Disney World’s Toy Story Land Comes to Life This Summer

The highly-anticipated land gets an official opening date.

Airlines, Customs, and Immigration Fee Hikes on the Agenda for U.S. Travel
Airlines, Customs, and Immigration Fee Hikes on the Agenda for U.S. Travel

The budget proposal also calls for more money, up to $71 million, to be invested in new equipment to support TSA screening at airports around the country.

 

Disney Reveals Details of Star Wars Resort As It Raises Park Prices
Disney Reveals Details of Star Wars Resort As It Raises Park Prices

Attraction features will reach new levels of adventure and innovation at Disney parks in the U.S., but visitors will also pay more for their experiences.

Will Facial Recognition Speed Up Airport Security Lines?
Will Facial Recognition Speed Up Airport Security Lines?

The TSA hopes the new technology is the answer to expediting security processes and reducing hours-long wait times at checkpoint lines.

Ultra-Low-Cost Canadian Carrier Swoop Sets Date for Launch
Ultra-Low-Cost Canadian Carrier Swoop Sets Date for Launch

WestJet’s Swoop will launch service in June, connecting regional Canadian airports with Edmonton, Halifax and Winnipeg.

Travel From the U.S. to Cuba is Still Safe and Legal, Industry Officials Claim
Travel From the U.S. to Cuba is Still Safe and Legal, Industry Officials Claim

Terry Dale, head of the U.S. Tour Operators Association, said travel agents must be diligent ambassadors, getting the message across to travelers that 'Cuba is open for business.' 

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Regent Seven Seas Cruises