TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening initiative that is expanding to airports across the U.S. and is part of a broader intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security. The TSA PreCheck initiative enhances aviation security and expedites the travel experience by pre-screening individuals who volunteer to participate in the program.
If the TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, information is embedded in the barcode of the passenger's boarding pass. The TSA scans the barcode at designated checkpoints, and the passenger may be directed to an expedited screening lane, where the following items may not be required for you to remove:
In addition, passengers 12 years old and younger who are accompanied by eligible travelers may also access the TSA PreCheck lanes.
TSA PreCheck includes U.S. citizens who are members of existing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS, as well as eligible airline frequent travelers.
At Delta, SkyMiles members may be eligible if they opt- in by storing their Secure Flight Personal Data in their SkyMiles profile. Once customers opt in, the TSA is responsible for selecting participants. Information in the participant's Delta travel profile must match the TSA's information exactly (e.g., your full name must match, including first, middle, and last).
Although participants in the CBP's Trusted Traveler programs (Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI) and frequent travelers who have opted into the program are eligible for expedited screening, no one is guaranteed expedited screening. Eligibility is determined by the TSA on a per-flight-segment basis.
For expedited screening eligibility under TSA PreCheck, customers may sign up for membership in a CBP Trusted Traveler program (Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS) or opt-in through a participating airline. The TSA (not Delta) has determined eligibility standards for frequent flyers, and Delta has contacted most of our eligible frequent travelers with an invitation to opt in. Once a passenger opts in, the airline identifies the individual as a participant when submitting the passenger reservation information to the TSA. Once a passenger opts in, information submitted by the airline to the TSA will reflect the individual’s participation in the TSA PreCheck program.
Current members of CBP's Trusted Traveler programs (Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS) are already eligible for TSA PreCheck if they are flying on a participating airline at a participating airport. These passengers need to enter their PASS ID in the "Known Traveler Number" field when booking their reservation. Trusted Traveler program members should also remember to enter their full name, date of birth and PASS ID exactly as it appears on their membership card.
Interested passengers who are not eligible through their airline and are not already a member of a CBP Trusted Traveler program may still be able to opt in to TSA PreCheck by applying for one of the CBP eligible programs. Visit www.globalentry.gov to learn more.
To be considered for expedited screening, passengers must be opted in to TSA PreCheck through a CBP Trusted Traveler program or through a participating airline. Ensure that your profile information matches exactly what is on your passport and/or CBP program enrollment, including your middle name. Please note the TSA, not Delta, selects individuals for expedited screening. Additionally, no individual can be guaranteed expedited screening.
No individual can be guaranteed expedited screening. TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport.
Yes. Customers will be able to find the pre-notification indicator “TSA PRECHK” on the boarding pass underneath the passenger name field. On mobile boarding passes, the TSA PreCheck logo will appear at the top right corner above the barcode. Please note that if you are eligible for TSA pre-screening, the logo will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary, regardless of whether pre-screening lanes are available at your departure airport(s).
In addition, the eligibility status will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass. The TSA will scan the barcode at TSA PreCheck checkpoints as a final determination of the customer’s eligibility status.
Passengers who do not meet the necessary requirements are not eligible to participate at this time. However, passengers 12 years old and younger who are accompanied by eligible travelers are allowed through TSA PreCheck lanes as part of the TSA’s modified screening procedures for this age group.
For security reasons, the TSA cannot provide specifics about screening procedures. Volunteered participant information is used to make an intelligence-driven risk assessment that could allow some travelers to qualify for expedited screening.
No. Passengers who are eligible but choose not to participate will undergo standard TSA screening procedures.