Trusted Traveler Pilot

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  1. ChicagoEric
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    ChicagoEric Silver Member

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    Just got this:








    Dear Eric ,

    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.

    Sincerely,
    [​IMG]
    Maya Leibman
    President
    AAdvantage® Loyalty Program
     
  2. ChicagoEric
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    glad i got my NEXUS card...

    there are lots of things that could potentially go wrong with this, but overall this is a HUGE plus, particularly if it expands past Miami and DFW.
     
  3. neuatomic
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    Got one too - having just applied for Global Entry. I'm precleared, now wating on appointement for finger printing, etc. Could be a nice feature...
     
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    They could create a similar program for Non-US trusted travellers. I travelled more than George Clooney around the World, specially in the US and Canada, and can't use any benefit of these programs due to my foreign citizenship!
     
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    I got this e-mail, too. Already a GE member - used it successfully in MIA and JFK on recent trips and it was very nice - so that's a plus, but as I'm based in DC this trial won't do me much good since it seems targeted at DFW/MIA-based travelers. Rare that I'd ever originate in one of those cities to make use of the program. Hope it goes well, though, and is ultimately more successful that previous attempts at Trusted Traveler.
     
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    For me, it'll make it easier for me to route international through MIA or ATL (or maybe DFW) since you have to clear security on the way back in. Can't wait for it to show at IAD or JFK.
     
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    Good point. I hadn't thought of the security re-check for domestic connections after clearing immigration/customs. That does up the utility somewhat during this trial phase with int'l connections through MIA.
     

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