Lufthansa Just Became the First European Airline to Use TSA PreCheck
It's the fourth international airline to join the expedited security program.
Passengers flying on Lufthansa-ticketed flights in the U.S. can now use the fast lane through airport security.
Customers of the German airline who are eligible for TSA PreCheck will be able to wear their shoes, belts, and outerwear when passing through security checkpoints. They’ll also be able to leave their laptops and liquids bag in their carry-on luggage.
In a statement, Juergen Siebenrock, Lufthansa’s vice president for the Americas, said: “We are pleased in advancing this important U.S. government trusted-traveler initiative, the TSA Pre✓ program. This is one of several new initiatives that adds to our commitment towards constantly enhancing the quality level of the customer experience on the overall journey with Lufthansa.”
Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to use TSA PreCheck if they are approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program.
Lufthansa joins Aeromexico, Etihad, and Calgary-based WestJet among international carriers participating in PreCheck.