Alaska Airlines flyers will be eligible for PreCheck at so far unannounced airports at so far unannounced dates. No press release from Alaska Airlines.
The Rapid Traveler has puzzled over the huge number of people using the lanes, far beyond the traffic one would expect from the roughly one million members of the CPB’s Trusted Traveler programs. On his flight last Friday the woman behind him had no idea about PreCheck or Trusted Traveler Programs, but there she was, needlessly taking off her shoes.
So, The Rapid Traveler went back to the PreCheck website and found that Trusted Traveler Program membership is not a requisite (bold emphasis added):
Certain frequent flyers from Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and certain members of CBP’s Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS who are U.S. citizens are eligible to participate.
The airlines determine eligibility and are allowing many elite status flyers to participate as long as they update their Secure Flight Passenger Data information in their airline profile, which most travelers are prompted to do in online check-in.