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U.S. TSA PreCheck program adds Air Transat, other airlines

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  •   04-02-2024  6:06 am
  •   Pax Global Media

U.S. TSA PreCheck program adds Air Transat, other airlines
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Air Transat is among a group of airlines that have been added to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck program, which was recently expanded.

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program enabling low-risk travellers to enjoy a secure and efficient screening experience at more than 200 U.S. state and territory airports, including at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas.

Other airlines that were recently added to the program include Air Premia, Air Tahiti Nui, Bahamasair, BermudAir, Iberia, La Compagnie and New Pacific Airlines.

At airport security, TSA PreCheck passengers may keep their shoes, belts and light jackets on and are not required to remove laptops, 3-1-1 liquids and food items from their carry-on bags.

About 99 per cent of TSA PreCheck passengers wait less than 10 minutes in dedicated lanes at airport checkpoints nationwide, says the TSA.

TSA PreCheck is available for eligible passengers when departing from a U.S. airport or when connecting on domestic flights after returning to the United States from a foreign airport.

Travellers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. lawful permanent residents may apply for TSA PreCheck.

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