Singapore Airlines (SIA) has become the first Asian carrier to partner the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer customers travelling from US airports expedited security screening procedures under the TSA Precheck programme.
TSA Precheck enables low-risk known travellers to enjoy benefits such as a separate lane for security screening during departure, where the traveller is not required to remove jackets, belts, laptops, liquids and shoes.
Enrolment in the TSA Precheck programme is open to US citizens and lawful permanent residents. However, non-US citizens may also enjoy the benefits of the programme through various Customs Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveller programmes, such as Global Entry (open to citizens of Singapore, Colombia, Germany, Netherlands, Panama, South Korea, the UK, and Mexico), NEXUS and SENTRI.
Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), when they may provide across SIA’s various check-in or booking channels, including its call agents, online reservations system, website, mobile app or airport counter.
Children aged 12 and under travelling with passengers with a valid KTN may also enjoy the benefits of TSA Precheck.
In the coming months, customers travelling to and from the US can expect to also have the option of getting a self-printed boarding pass and/or mobile boarding pass.