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TSA PreCheck now available at US airports

Qantas customers enrolled in a US trusted traveller program are now able to utilise TSA PreCheck at US airports.

TSA PreCheck is a US government program that allows travellers regarded as low risk by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a US Department of Homeland Security agency, to pass through expedited security screening at participating US airport locations.

With TSA Precheck on the boarding pass, customers pass through security without removing:

  • Shoes
  • Liquids and gels from carry-on
  • Laptop from bag
  • Light outerwear/jacket
  • Belts

These security lanes normally move much faster than standard lanes. Also, travellers with a TSA PreCheck boarding pass may bring children 12 years old and younger with them through security screening.

Qantas customers who are US trusted traveller program members can add their Known Traveller Number (KTN) to their reservations. When checking in for flights, customers should see the visible TSA indicator on their boarding passes.

US citizens and lawful permanent residents may apply for TSA PreCheck. Access is also available to customers who have enrolled in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveller program, including:

  • Global Entry members*
  • SENTRI members who are US Citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • NEXUS members who are US Citizens or lawful permanent residents, and Canadian citizens

This service is not available upon arrival into Australia. For more information, please visit the TSA PreCheck website.

*Frequent travellers to the US may be eligible to enrol in Global Entry, which also provides expedited entry when arriving in the United States. For information on Global Entry eligibility, visit https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/eligibility.