TSA Pre✓™ is a pre-screening program that allows eligible passengers to volunteer information about themselves to expedite their screening experience when traveling at participating airports. These passengers may be referred to the TSA Pre✓™ lane at a checkpoint where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, allowing them to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in carry-on.
Select U.S. citizens flying on participating airlines as well as those who are members of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS also are eligible for TSA Pre✓™. Canadian citizens traveling domestically in the United States who are members of NEXUS also are qualified to participate in TSA Pre✓™.
TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual is guaranteed expedited screening.
To learn more specifics about how TSA Pre✓™ works, visit the TSA website here:
TSA Pre✓™ locations at BWI
Concourse A Checkpoint – As of November 13, 2013, TSA Pre✓™ will be available at this location. This checkpoint allows passengers to access Concourse A, B or C.
Concourse B Checkpoint – There is no TSA Pre✓™ lane at this Checkpoint. This checkpoint allows passengers to access Concourse A, B or C.
Concourse C Checkpoint - As of Novovember 5, 2013, TSA Pre✓™ will be available at this location. This checkpoint allows passengers to access Concourse A, B or C.
Concourse D Checkpoint – TSA Pre✓™ lane is available at this location.
Concourse E Checkpoint - There is no TSA Pre✓™ lane at this concourse.
TSA Pre✓™ for Active Duty Military
Active duty service members in the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓™ at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. TSA Pre✓™ checkpoint locations for active duty military are at Concourse A (starting November 13, 2013), Concourse C (starting November 5, 2013) and Concourse D. Eligible service members do not need to be in uniform to be considered for TSA Pre✓™.
Active duty members of the military can present their Common Access Cards (CAC) to a TSA officer in front of the TSA Pre✓™ lane, where it will be scanned to determine if they qualify for expedited screening .TSA uses a CAC card reader and computer connected to a Department of Defense database to verify the service member’s active duty status before they are cleared to receive TSA Pre✓™ screening benefits. Eligible service members do not need to be in uniform to be considered for TSA Pre✓™.
To learn more, please visit the following websites: