TSA pre-screening security program starts at OIA

Delta, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines travelers can participate


ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Fla. – The new pre-screening security program will be debuting on Tuesday afternoon at the Orlando International Airport.

The pre-screening initiative makes risk assessments on passengers who voluntarily participate prior to their arrival at the airport checkpoint. The lanes open for the first time at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Three airlines are partnering up with the Transportation Security Administration to allow frequent flyers to participate- Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines. 

When travelers buy their tickets at home, you can take a TSA questionnaire and TSA will determine if you're eligible.

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, their boarding pass will be embedded to show they can be moved to a lane where they don't have to remove their shoes, jacket or belt. Passengers in the expedited screening also won't have to take out their laptops or toiletries.

More than 820,000 people have taken advantage of the TSA security lines and 14 airports across the country are participating. However, TSA said random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport are always possible and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

For more information, visit the pre-screening initiative website.