FORT WORTH, Texas, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, eligible American Airlines customers will have access to TSA PreCheck™ for select international itineraries. TSA PreCheck lets eligible, pre-screened customers traveling from select United States airports ease through security without removing their shoes, belt, jackets or other light outerwear, and allows them to leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant bags in their carry-ons.
"American welcomes this expansion of TSA PreCheck," said David Campbell, American's Vice President – Safety and Operations Performance. "Eligible American Airlines customers who are traveling internationally using boarding passes issued by American will now be able to take advantage of PreCheck's expedited screening benefits at 29 airports we serve."
American Airlines customers can participate in TSA PreCheck if they are a U.S. citizen and an AAdvantage® program member who received an opt-in invitation; if they are a U.S. citizen enrolled in a Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS; or if they are a Canadian citizen traveling within the U.S. and a member of NEXUS.
When customers opt in to TSA PreCheck, American shares certain reservations and AAdvantage account information with the TSA Secure Flight System. Once a customer is accepted by TSA, the barcode on their boarding pass will be updated to reflect their eligibility. Because TSA incorporates random security measures, eligibility for expedited screening will be determined on a per-flight basis. Participation in Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS does not guarantee eligibility in TSA PreCheck.
American was one of the first airlines to participate in TSA PreCheck when it began in October 2011. For more information about the program, please visit aa.com/tsaprecheck.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
SOURCE American Airlines