AA Partnership with TSA for Pilot Expedited Screening for Elite Members

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  1. Kaanapali
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    Text of email I just received...


    "The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced it will be trial testing this fall a new pre-screening program that could offer some airline passengers expedited screening through U.S. security checkpoints.

    American Airlines is pleased to announce our partnership with the TSA in testing this new concept at our hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami. Because of your current status as an AAdvantage® member, you may be eligible to participate and potentially be cleared through the TSA pre-vetting process, resulting in some screening benefits at the checkpoint. During the first phase of testing, certain frequent flyers and members of Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI programs, who are United States citizens, will be eligible to participate in this pilot program which could qualify them for expedited screening.

    The TSA will determine who participates in the trial on a per-flight segment basis. Please be aware that AAdvantage membership itself does not guarantee that you would receive expedited screening. To be considered for participation in the trial, you will be required to opt-in and give us your consent to share your AAdvantage status with the TSA. The details and instructions regarding the opt-in for this program will be sent to you at a later date. Your consent will add you to the subset of flyers that may be considered for the TSA’s expedited screening procedures at our Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami hubs.

    For more information please visit tsa.gov




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  2. MSPeconomist
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    A similar email from AA was posted elsewhere earlier on MP.
     
  3. Kaanapali
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    Enrollment for this pilot project is now open. Per an email I just received:

    Due to your status in the AAdvantage® program, you may be eligible to participate in a screening pilot program being tested by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this fall. The goal of this pilot program is to evaluate expedited screening processes for selected American Airlines travelers through designated security checkpoints at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and the Miami International Airport (MIA).

    Some important things to note about participating in the screening pilot program:

    * You must be a United States citizen
    * There is no charge
    * Your eligibility and participation will not necessarily ensure an expedited screening for every flight
    * When you opt-in, you give American Airlines permission to share your AAdvantage status and passenger reservation information with the TSA's Secure Flight system
    * At time of opt-in, although not required, you will also have the option to share information about your enrollment in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs such as Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI

    More details about the expedited screening pilot is available on the TSA's website. Please note that if you wish to participate, you must opt-in no later than September 23, 2011, 12:00 midnight, CT. Ready to register now? Just click below.

    I won't be registering. Despite being EXP on AA I don't fly through DFW or MIA at all, mostly ORD/LAX.
     
  5. Eloy Fonseca Neto
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    I want to participate too... Tell them that I am a World Citizen!! ;)
     
  6. Jason
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    Dave, just FYI, the link you posted shows your AA Frequent Flyer number as well as would allow anyone to "opt in" for you. Just thought you'd want to know.
     
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  7. neuatomic
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    Also received a somewhat similar email from Customs indicating I'm eligible due to my Global Entry participation.
     

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