Virgin Atlantic to offer TSAprecheck

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 26, 2017 17:27

Virgin Atlantic to offer TSAprecheck

Virgin Atlantic is the first UK airline to participate in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) TSA Precheck programme. From 26 January this year, Virgin Atlantic customer’s enrolled in TSA Precheck can skip the slower security queues and enjoy a faster, easier security screening process when departing from US airports.

The average customer with TSA Precheck spends less than five minutes when travelling through US airports such as JFK. With TSA Precheck, there’s no 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 a breeze.

Qualifying customers who enter a valid Known Traveller Number (KTN) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-issued PASSID in their Virgin Atlantic reservations and are pre-approved will then see the TSA Precheck indicator on their mobile or printed boarding passes. Eligible customers will then be led to TSA Precheck lanes within an airport’s security screen area to proceed through an accelerated screening process.

“We’re thrilled to be the first UK airline to offer our customers the ability to expedite their security screening process in the US using TSA Precheck,” said Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President, Customer, Virgin Atlantic. “We’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ journeys more enjoyable, and that’s why we’re partnering with the TSA to offer our customers TSA Precheck on flights from the US to the UK so they have a stress-free journey from the moment they enter the airport to the point that they arrive at their final destination.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 26, 2017 17:27