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Five Airlines Join TSA Precheck

The following airlines are now part of TSA Precheck:

Air France
Brussels Airlines
KLM
Phillipines
World Atlantic

A shout out to British Airways, Icelandair, Nowegian, Aer Lingus--get with the program.

Posted by
996 posts

Okay, this will be a stupid question, but what does this mean for me the casual traveler? I go through PreCheck at my home airport. So how does this benefit me as I travel the world?

Posted by
4928 posts

If you fly from the US to Amsterdam on KLM, you'll be eligible for TSA Precheck (if you paid for it or Global Entry). You can go in the TSA Precheck lane at the airport and get through security without taking off your shoes, removing your laptop from your bag, etc. and presumably get through security faster.

If you fly from the US to London on British Airways, you won't get TSA Precheck, because they don't participate. You'll have to wait in the regular security line even if you paid for TSA Precheck or Global Entry.

Posted by
12880 posts

Since I've been most recently flying Br Airways from SFO or OAK, as I will be on next booked flight, to London, I'll be waiting in the regular security line. Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check I'm not part of.

Posted by
6622 posts

aquamarinesteph, part of the TSA pre-check process involves the airline on which you're flying, collecting, giving and pre-clearing your name (and known traveler number) and flight information with TSA. The airline has to have worked out an agreement with TSA to do that, before they are allowed to put the pre-check mark on your boarding pass on any flight. So its not solely a function of the TSA at the security checkpoint at your airport.

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11233 posts

Lufthansa has been a part of TSA Precheck for a while. That's not news The five airlines mentioned above just joined.

If you don't have Precheck status then this is of no interest to you But there are many here who do.

Posted by
10052 posts

I was really irritated last year that Icelandair was not a part of the program. My husband even got singled out for "special handling".

Posted by
996 posts

Thanks for the replies. I do have TSA PreCheck, so I'm hoping this will help at some point in my travels. :-)

Posted by
3303 posts

Just to verify, being a part of TSA precheck is only beneficial on your departure from the US. There is no TSA Precheck benefit for Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Phillipines, and World Atlantic from their overseas airports. Is this correct?

Posted by
55 posts

A shout out to British Airways, Icelandair, Nowegian, Aer Lingus--get with the program.

For real--that would be great! (Especially Icelandair, for the selfish reason that I now happen to live at one of the US airports they service.)

Of course, if TSA would get its crap together it might not make as much of a difference.

Posted by
454 posts

There is no TSA Precheck benefit for Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Phillipines, and World Atlantic from their overseas airports. Is this correct?

Correct, because overseas it's obviously not the US TSA administering airport security, it's the foreign equivalent.

Posted by
3491 posts

Doesn't matter which airline you fly if you board the plane outside the US coming this way. TSA only controls domestic airports, they do not handle security checks at any foreign airport, even those where we have the customs and immigration Pre Clear (assorted Canadian airports, several in Ireland, and so forth). But at least you can do the TSA Pre check when you are leaving the US if you fly one of these airlines.

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116 posts

So I have a question regarding who controls the TSA PreCheck mark on your ticket? I have Global Entry but last year when I purchased my tickets from KLM I was not given a PreCheck stamp leaving from SFO to Amsterdam. Which makes sense as KLM was not part of the system last year. This year I am flying the same flight (we did a RS Villages of Italy tour last year and are doing the Scandinavia Tour this year). This year I purchased the tickets from Delta as this is a co-branded flight. This may be moot now as I see KLM is now on the list. But my question is if the flight is a KLM fight but I my tickets say Delta should I expect to have PreCheck on my ticket?

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1341 posts

My understanding is that it is the actual airline that operates the flight that determines Precheck eligibility. Codeshare partners don’t matter. So as long as the operating airline is a TSA Precheck participant then you’re good.

Posted by
11233 posts

It is the operating airline that matters.

And, of course, make sure your Trusted Traveler number is on your reservation. Without that, no Precheck.

Posted by
996 posts

-raises hand again-

Just double checking to make sure I understand this. Apparently every airline I have flown to date from my home airport participates in TSA's PreCheck program.

We are getting a direct flight to London with BA later this year. If I book a ticket with BA to London from my home airport, I will not see PreCheck on my BA boarding pass (despite the fact that I hold PreCheck) because BA does not have this agreement with the TSA.

Yes?

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11233 posts

BA does not participate in TSA Precheck so you won't see it on your boarding pass.