Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the implementation of the passenger pre-screening initiative, TSA Pre✓™, at its sixth pilot location – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Certain American Airlines frequent flyers flying out of LAX are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically.
The TSA Pre✓™ screening concept enhances aviation security by enabling TSA to focus on passengers the agency knows less about and those who are considered high-risk, while providing expedited screening for travelers who volunteer information about themselves prior to flying. To date, approximately 250,000 passengers have been screened through TSA Pre✓™ at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Las Vegas’ McCarran International and Miami International airports.
“The expansion of this pilot program continues to move TSA towards a more effective and efficient security system,” said Assistant Administrator Chris McLaughlin. “This program enables us to focus our resources on those passengers who could pose the greatest risk – including those on government watch lists – while providing expedited screening, and perhaps a better travel experience, to those we know the most about.”