The Transportation Security Administration today said Nashville International Airport and four other airports will participate in TSA Pre Check, bringing the number of airports participating in the expedited screening process program to 40.
By April 1, eligible passengers flying on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways out of BNA, Austin-Bergstrom International, Cleveland Hopkins International, Memphis International, and Raleigh-Durham International airports may receive TSA Pre Check benefits.
To date, more than 6.5 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre Check, which allows passengers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
“Offering TSA Pre Check at five additional airports is a key step to including more low risk travelers in the expedited screening process,” TSA Administrator John Pistole said in a release. “This pre-screening initiative helps TSA focus its resources on those individuals we know less about, and strengthens our capabilities to ensure security for travelers when they fly.”
If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for TSA Pre Check, information is embedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA scans the boarding pass at the designated TSA Pre Check lane where the passenger may experience the expedited screening process.