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British Airways Customers Speed Through US Airports Using TSA Precheck


British Airways customers will benefit from shorter security queues, and more ‘me time’ in US airports now the airline has signed up to the TSA Precheck programme.

Customers who are accepted under the US government scheme can use fast track security queues, and do not need to remove shoes, light jackets, or belts. Laptops and compliant liquids can also remain in hand luggage, making the trip through security at the airport easier. In March 2018, TSA research found 93 per cent of customers using the scheme waited less than five minutes.

British Airways is launching its much-anticipated new route to Nashville, Tennessee this week (TBC), making a total of 26 US destinations that our customers can now reach with direct flights on the airline. Add in our code-share partners and connections, and eligible customers will be able to make use of TSA Precheck lanes at two hundred airports across the US.

Doug Caines, British Airways’ Vice President of Operations, North America, said: “We’re really pleased that our customers can now benefit from the expedited services of TSA Precheck.  

Having the ability to fast track through security will give time back to our customers so they can relax and enjoy more time in our lounges or more time to shop and dine in the airport.”

To get pre-approval, UK citizens sign up to become Global Entry members, involving an interview, background check and fingerprint scan.

Customers can find out more details on TSA Precheck by visiting the TSA website.   If a lane is not available for a flight, customers with a TSA Precheck boarding pass may receive expedited screening in a standard lane.

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Notes to Editor:

·       TSA Precheck will initially be available on printed boarding pass first; the introduction for mobile boarding passes will take place this summer

·       JFK Terminal 7, home to British Airways in New York, will launch its TSA Precheck lane this summer, when construction in the security area is complete

·       TSA does not guarantee when a TSA Precheck lane will be open

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