HEBRON, Ky. and LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2013) – The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Louisville International Airport are among more than 100 new airports now offering TSA Pre✓, an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep laptop computers in their case; and leave 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.
Eligible passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines,Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways,Virgin America, Jetblue and Southwest may receive expedited screening benefits.
“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.”
To date, more than 20 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓ since it launched in October 2011.
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✓.
As part of a partnership between the Department of Defense and TSA announced earlier this month, active duty military service members, as well as those serving in the Reserves and National Guard will also be authorized to use TSA Pre✓ at all participating airports starting Dec. 20.
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 tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/tsa-precheck-participating-airports for information on locations and hours of active TSA Pre✓ lanes.