HOUSTON– The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) at Terminal C South Checkpoint beginning July 24. TSA Pre✓™ is a passenger pre-screening initiative that allows qualified passengers to go through an expedited security process, which among other benefits, allows them to keep their shoes and light outerwear on while going through the checkpoint. At IAH, select United Airlines frequent flyers are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically.
TSA Pre✓™ is part of the agency’s larger effort to implement risk-based security concepts that enhance security by focusing efforts on travelers considered high-risk and about whom the agency knows less. To date, more than 1.6 million passengers have experienced TSA Pre✓™. TSA Pre✓™ is now available in 16 airports for United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and US Airways frequent flyers.
Representatives from TSA, IAH, United Airlines and Customs and Border Protection will be available for interviews about the program and other topics such as Global Entry.
Note: Hispanic media outlets are encouraged to attend. Spanish-speaking TSA representatives will be available for interviews.
Ann Testa, Federal Security Director, TSA IAH Lance Lyttle, Chief Operating Officer, Houston Airports
WHAT: B-roll opportunity
One-on-one interviews about TSA Pre✓™
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Terminal C, South Checkpoint, IAH Airport
Luis Casanova TSA Public Affairs