On Oct. 4, 2011 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched an expedited screening pilot program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport, and Miami International Airport. U.S. citizens who are members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI Trusted Traveler programs are eligible to participate in the TSA pilot.
CBP has partnered with TSA on this Department of Homeland Security initiative, which is designed to help TSA focus resources on higher-risk and unknown passengers while expediting the process for lower-risk and known passengers whenever possible. Participation in the pilot will be available only to American Airlines and Delta passengers at:
|Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport||American|
The pilot program could qualify some passengers for expedited screening through U.S.airport security checkpoints via designated screening lanes, when traveling domestically. Additional potential benefits may include:
- Keeping shoes on
- Keeping 3-1-1 compliant bag in carry-on
- Leaving laptop in bag
- Leaving on light outerwear/jacket
- Leaving belt on
At no point, however, is this program an entitlement. Passengers are always subject to random, unpredictable screening measures.
To participate, Trusted Traveler program members must provide their membership number (PASS ID) in the Known Traveler Number field when booking reservations or enter it into their frequent flyer profile with the airline. The Trusted Traveler membership number will enable TSA’s Secure Flight System to verify that the traveler is a legitimate CBP Trusted Traveler and therefore eligible to participate in the TSA pilot.
Find your Trusted Traveler’s membership number by logging into your Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account. The membership number is listed toward the bottom of the page. The membership number is also on the back of Trusted Traveler cards. Please refer to the following Web address for a visual reference: GLOBAL ENTRY
For more information and the latest updates on the TSA pilot, please visit TSA or contact TSA at (866) 289-9673.