WestJet To Offer TSA Precheck To Eligible Travellers

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WestJet says it will give members of trusted traveller programs departing from U.S. airports faster security processing and less-intrusive screening by offering TSA Precheck.

"We are pleased to offer TSA Precheck and make transborder travel easier for our guests," said Ed Baklor, WestJet Senior Vice President, Guest Experience. "Part of a larger suite of amenities aimed at the business market, the introduction of this smart security experience will be appreciated by time-conscious business travellers and guests who are constantly on the go."

When using one of the program's dedicated security lanes, TSA Precheck members can leave their shoes, belt or light jacket on while passing through the scanner. Laptops and liquids can remain in carry-on baggage.

Travellers eligible for TSA Precheck include: 

  • Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS
  • U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who are members of NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry, or TSA PreCheck

 Initially, eligible WS pax are being asked to collect a boarding pass from a WestJet guest assistance counter; the airline says self-serve enhancements will be available in 2016.

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