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TSA to bring expedited screening to John Wayne Airport

TSA Pre√ information center now available for local travelers

by Kara VaporeanPublished: November 15, 2012 01:15 PM

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its TSA Pre√ program to passengers at John Wayne Airport this December, a "Trusted Traveler" expedited security screening program reserved for frequent air travelers. After applying and qualifying for the program, domestic travelers have the opportunity to receive an expedited screening process that enables them to leave shoes, light outerwear and belts on, laptops in cases and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in a carry-on bag.

“We think TSA Pre-Check will be very well received by our passengers,” said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director at JWA. “Convenience is the hallmark of our airport and this program will make it even more convenient to use John Wayne Airport.”

The TSA Pre√ will allow eligible frequent fliers of Alaska, American, Delta, United and U.S. Airways, members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program and children ages 12 and under traveling with qualified passengers the opportunity for faster security clearance.

Currently, only passengers who receive an invitation by a participating airline to opt-in, or members of a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, which include Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXU, who are US Citizens, are eligible to participate in the TSA Pre√.

A temporary “Pop-Up” information center is available in Terminal A at JWA for travelers to learn more about the TSA Pre√, and on Nov. 15, 19 and 21, TSA staff will be available to assist passengers with the application process for the CBP Trusted Traveler program. Travelers can apply to the program at any time from any computer by visiting the Trusted Traveler Program page at the CBP website.

Once passengers receive clearance they will be assigned a Pass ID to place in the ‘Known Traveler’ field when scheduling a flight. Although a passenger may be eligible for an expedited screening, there is no guarantee they will be referred to the pre-check services.

The TSA Pre√ is not available at all airport checkpoints and may not be used during international travel. If any leg of a passenger’s itinerary is outside the U.S., they will not be granted an expedited screening. In addition, the TSA may impalement random and unpredictable security measures within the airport and no passenger is assured an expedited screening.

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