The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has collaborated with Swiss International Air Lines to offer its PreCheck expedited screening programme to the latter’s customers.
The latest partnership brings the number of airlines participating in TSA PreCheck to 54 domestic and global passenger carriers.
Designed as an expedited screening programme, the TSA PreCheck allows trusted passengers to make use of a smart screening experience at more than 200 airports across the US.
Passengers using the programme do not need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, belts or light jackets.
Passengers who are US citizens, US nationals and lawful permanent residents can apply for TSA PreCheck for a cost of $85 for five years, or $17 per year through the application programme.
After receiving approval, passengers will receive a ‘Known Traveller Number’ to input when making an airline reservation. They will then have the opportunity to use TSA PreCheck lanes at select security checkpoints.
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Members of the three US Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveller programmes, Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI’s passengers can also make use of the service.
Additionally, the programme is available for US Armed Forces service members, such as those serving in the US Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
In order to know their eligibility for PreCheck on their flight, travellers should check for the TSA PreCheck indicator such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE on their boarding pass.