Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline for the sixth years in a row*, and flying to more countries than any other airline, has added another feature to its fantastic global offerings through its new agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Members of a Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler program may now experience TSA Pre✓® expedited screening at airport security checkpoints in the United States. Light jackets, shoes, and belts may remain on. In TSA Pre✓® lanes, laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids remain in carryon bags. Children 12 and under accompanying a parent or guardian with TSA Pre✓® also receive expedited screening. In April 2017, 97% of TSA Pre✓® passengers waited for less than 5 minutes.
TSA Pre✓® screening is available to members of Global Entry and the TSA Precheck Application Program. TSA Pre✓® screening is also available to U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents enrolled in NEXUS or SENTRI, and to Canadian citizens enrolled in NEXUS. For more details, you can visit https://www.dhs.gov/trusted-traveler-programs
To experience TSA Pre✓®, members enrolled in a trusted traveler program must add their Known Traveler Number to reservations with Turkish Airlines at the kiosk or check-in counters. When checking in, a TSA Pre✓® indicator will appear on each boarding pass.
TSA Pre✓® allows travellers to save time and stress by going through security faster without having the need to remove many of their personal accessories.
Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman and CEO, said; “The comfort and convenience of our passengers is the first priority for Turkish Airlines. Through this collaboration we are constantly striving to create a smooth and comfortable flying experience for them. TSA Pre✓® is a highly reputable program which always works with the leading airlines in the world. We are confident that this new agreement will support us in further enhancing the overall quality of our ground handling services to our passengers depart from U.S.”
Turkish Airlines continues to improve its inflight offerings and airport services, as it strives to provide the world’s best passenger experience and will stay committed to its aim and goals in always providing its passengers with the best possible overall service.