Lufthansa to enter TSA PreCheck

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 09:10

Lufthansa to enter TSA PreCheck

On August 31, 2016, Lufthansa German Airlines became the first European air carrier to participate in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program. As a result of this initiative, Lufthansa customers that are eligible will experience an expedited and efficient screening process at the security checkpoint of participating U.S. airports.

“Lufthansa strives to maintain its role as one of the leading airlines in the aviation industry, and in doing so, continually aims for improvement and innovation advancements,” said Juergen Siebenrock, Vice President, The Americas, Lufthansa Group. “Together, we are pleased in advancing this important U.S. government trusted-traveler initiative, the TSA PreCheck program.  This is one of several new initiatives that adds to our commitment towards constantly enhancing the quality level of the customer experience on the overall journey with Lufthansa.”

Lufthansa Business Lounge

Lufthansa Business Lounge

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, information is embedded in the barcode and the TSA PreCheck imprint will appear on the passenger’s boarding pass.  When TSA scans the barcode at the security checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA PreCheck lane.  Expedited screening may allow passengers to keep on shoes, belts and light outwear, as well as leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant bags in carry-on baggage.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 09:10