Porter Pax Now Eligible for TSA PreCheck Expedited Screening
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Porter Airlines has joined the TSA PreCheck program, enabling its passengers to enjoy the benefits of expedited airport security screening at designated checkpoints when travelling from the U.S.
Expedited screening may allow passengers to keep on shoes, belts, and light outerwear, as well as leave laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on baggage.
“TSA PreCheck allows our passengers to have an even quicker airport experience when departing from the U.S.,” said PD CEO Robert Deluce. “This is especially true when matched with the convenient arrival process found at our home airport, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.”
When the TSA PreCheck symbol is displayed on a boarding pass, passengers may use designated screening checkpoints. In March 2018, 93% percent of TSA PreCheck pax waited less than five minutes to clear security.
All members of Global Entry or the TSA PreCheck Application Program are eligible for TSA PreCheck screening. Canadian citizens enrolled in NEXUS are also eligible, as are U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents who are members of NEXUS or SENTRI. Complete enrollment and eligibility requirements for trusted traveller programs are available from the Department of Homeland Security.
When making a reservation, pax should provide their trusted traveller membership number or PASS ID, also referred to as a Known Traveller Number (KTN), in the designated online field of their reservation, when speaking with their travel agent or Porter’s call centre.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.