TSA PreCheck coming to 28 more airports in 2012!

The TSA announced today the successful pilot of the PreCheck expedited screening program, with a 2012 rollout to a further 28 of the busiest US airports. Specific airlines and dates per airport not specified.

PreCheck is currently running at 7 airports (American Airlines in Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Minneapolis; Delta in Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas and Minneapolis). Alaska Airlines, United and US Airways will launch in 2012 as well.

The 28 of the sophomore class:

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

So, sharp readers, in the spirit of sports all-start team selections, what is the biggest snub?

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No SAN!!!!???


I’d say not having my home base of ICT included was a big mistake/oversight! 😀





Noah Kimmel

Better question is if more airlines will support it!

Rapid Travel Chai

@ Colleen – Detroit is one of the 7 that already has it (Delta), enjoy!
@ PowerJoe – the NYC area airports are all included in the list, but not with a NY prefix

DTW is already participating. I would like to see further info from TSA about passenger eligibility regardless of airline being flown; e.g., I am still me regardless if I’m flying out of DTW on DL or ORD on AA. I can see how it is being implmented per checkpoint location and so, it’s easy to use airline & airport combinations to differentiate locations but… My snubs? MDW, SAN, MCI, MEM. I think ORD has a larger intl. volume than MDW so that could be why only 1 airport in the city is being deployed. I would also think that each… Read more »
Rapid Travel Chai

@Richard: the announcement says “Eligible participants include certain frequent flyers from participating airlines as well as members of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs (Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS) who are U.S. citizens and fly on a participating airline.”

So it looks like you should be eligible with any participating airline if you are a US citizen and Trusted Traveler program member as long as you update your profile in advance with each airline. It does seem to still be up to the whim of the airline.


Neither ORD nor MDW getting it!




@RTC I wonder if it would help having both a GE-enabled passport -and_ a GE ID card? 🙂

@Larry They’re on the list. Look again, between Newark and Orlando alphabetically…

Noah Kimmel

I spoke with some people over at Jetblue. They were unenthusiastic, and said they have no plans to roll out PreCheck anytime soon. Unfortunately, there are too few fliers in the program for them to justify the investment capital (and it competes to some extent with Even More Speed which may become a standalone product within the next year)

Rapid Travel Chai

@Noak Kimmel – thanks so much for investigating this. Disappointing news but I think they will eventually come under pressure from their customers who experience it on other airlines and expect the same. This is the kind of thing that makes for very vocal agitators. Perhaps, in time, they will cough up the money.