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TSA To Expand PreCheck Eligibility For A Fee
By Jay Boehmer of Business Travel News
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration "later this fall" will expand participation in its PreCheck expedited security-screening program to travelers willing to submit to a background check and pay an $85 fee for five years of PreCheck eligibility, according to TSA administrator John Pistole.
PreCheck currently is limited only to select frequent flyers of designated airlines or participants in such government programs as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency's Global Entry program. Pistole on Friday announced to applause at the Aspen Security Forum the "major expansion" of PreCheck to "allow even the infrequent flyers to sign up online."
He called the program a "domestic version" of Global Entry, which has won favor among frequent travelers for expediting entry into the United States.