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Enjoy Expedited Screening - Now Available for Most International Itineraries

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has partnered with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and select airlines, including American Airlines, to launch a voluntary expedited screening program with a select group of known travelers.

The program is currently available at participating TSA PreCheck airport locations and is now available for most international itineraries.

Experience expedited screening benefits as you ease through security without removing the following items:

  • Shoes
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on
  • Laptop from bag
  • Light outerwear/jacket
  • Belt

Who Is Eligible

You can participate in TSA expedited screening by applying for the program directly through the TSA or if you are a:

  • U.S. citizen and an AAdvantage® program member who received an opt-in invitation
  • U.S. citizen enrolled in a CBP Trusted Traveler program including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS
  • Canadian citizen enrolled in NEXUS

And now, American Airlines customers who opted-in to the program through AAdvantage are eligible for TSA Expedited Screening on their US Airways flights as well. Be sure to include your AAdvantage number on your US Airways flight reservation to take advantage of this!

How It Works

When you opt in to the program, we share certain information with the TSA Secure Flight System, including:

  • Your AAdvantage program tier status and /or U.S. CBP Trusted Traveler program information
  • Your passenger reservation information

Your online and mobile boarding pass will indicate your eligibility once the TSA reviews and approves this information. Please keep in mind that because TSA always incorporates random security measures, eligibility for expedited screening will be determined on a per-flight basis.

How Can I Become A Participant?

If you're an AAdvantage program member:

  • Go to aa.com, select My Account and log in
  • Within My Account, go to the Personal Information and Password tab
  • If you are eligible to participate in the program, you will see an opt-in field for the TSA Expedited Screening Program
  • To opt-in, simply check the box

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Eligible AAdvantage members may also opt-in by calling AAdvantage Customer Service.

If you're a participant in a Customs and Border Protection Program (CBP) and an AAdvantage member:

  • Go to aa.com, select My Account and log in
  • Within My Account, go to the Personal Information and Password Tab
  • Add your Customs and Border Protection 9-digit PASS ID to your secure flight information
  • By adding your personal information to your profile, you will automatically be included in TSA PreCheck

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If you're a participant in a Customs and Border Protection Program (CBP) and not already an AAdvantage member:

  • At time of booking, simply provide your CBP 9-digit PASS ID within each reservation.

In addition to participation through the AAdvantage program or membership in a CBP program, the TSA will implement a fee-based online application process in the fall for those interested in TSA Expedited Screening.

Want To Learn More?

Visit www.tsa.gov for more information and FAQs on TSA expedited screening.

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