The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at Checkpoint 2, near American Airlines ticketing, beginning March 19.
TSA Pre✓™ is a passenger pre-screening initiative that allows qualified passengers to go through an expedited security process, which among other benefits, allows them to keep their shoes and light outerwear on while going through the checkpoint. At AUS, select frequent flyers and members of the CBP Global Entry program are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when flying domestically on participating Pre-Check air carriers. Learn more about the program by visiting www.tsa.gov. To enroll in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program and receive TSA Pre-Check benefits, visit www.globalentry.gov.
TSA Pre✓™ is part of the agency’s larger effort to implement risk-based security concepts that enhance security by focusing efforts on travelers considered high-risk and about whom the agency knows less. To date, more than 7 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓™. By the end of March, this expedited pre-screening program will be available in 40 airports across the country for United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines frequent flyers as well for CBP Global Entry participants.