There’s good news out of the TSA today that those of us approved for PreCheck will no longer be denied access to the lanes if we’re on an international itinerary. Well, I should say most international itineraries.
According to their announcement today (bolding mine):
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning May 7, 2013, in addition to domestic travel, TSA Pre✓™ participants will be eligible for expedited screening on select international travel itineraries.
The TSA, of course, didn’t expand on what “select” encompasses. Also from the release, inbound passengers to the U.S. with PreCheck will be able to use the lanes after clearing customs:
In addition, passengers with connecting domestic flights who arrive in the United States on an international flight may use the TSA Pre✓™ lanes when going through the screening process at participating airports after being cleared by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Also, the new identifier on printed and most mobile boarding passes denoting PreCheck acceptance should be in place for Delta, United and US Airways fliers by this week.
I’m flying United later in the week and should be able to confirm. Have you seen it on your boarding passes yet?