- January 15, 2020
- Posted by: Web Admin
- Category: Delta Flights
Delta airlines official website.
If it comes to air travel, dealing with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is my favorite part of the travel experience. The staff are rules appear to change depending on the place of the sunlight or the mindset of the employee, the lines are long and overall its a bunch of security theatre. When you can, I like to minimize the amount of time I have to spend involved with the TSA.
The PreCheck program, though initially offered in only four airports, was a game changer. The team suddenly became favorable as some constraints were loosened for people chosen to utilize PreCheck. Belts, shoes and coats could be left , while notebooks and liquids could keep in your carry-on.
Perhaps the biggest benefit for most was the fact that PreCheck only used the typical walk-through metal detector, rather than the invasive complete body scanners that the TSA has come to appreciate. In general, it was a far greater experience and one that look a lot less time to navigate.
Fast forward to 2015, you’ll find over a dozen airlines in the USA and Canada participating in the program and PreCheck can be obtained passengers at more more than 150 airports. Those eligible to take part include passengers who maintain a trusted traveler membership (Worldwide Entrance, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or are a part of this TSA PreCheck program. Until now, however, passengers who chosen to travel on Delta, Frontier, or Spirit were unable to take advantage of those advantages and were directed into the "routine " line every time.
While exploring some tickets to Honolulu on Delta, my buddy said seeing a box for entering a known Traveler Number (KTN) on the Delta site. Thinking he might have been confusing a KTN with a Redress number, issued to people who always receive secondary screening, I listened into the Delta site and to my surprise, they now have a place to put in a KTN!
Known Traveler Entrance Box on Delta.com.
Thinking it was a glitch, I reached out to Delta’s media relations office and they affirmed that PreCheck had indeed gone as of this week. There was a softly released post in the TSA.
"Delta is committed to providing secure, economical and convenient travel choices. Offering our passengers TSA Pre is just another way we can make it easier for them to get to their destinations," explained Eric Gust, Delta vice president of security.
Passengers who are qualified for TSA Pre include: members of the TSA Pre software program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program and Global Entrance, and Canadian taxpayers who are members of CBP’s NEXUS program.
In case you’ve got a KTN issued due to involvement in Global Entrance, NEXUS, or SENTRI, you will find it by logging to the Global Online Enrollment System and appearing in the top left corner.
The KTN can also be printed on the back of a international Entrance, NEXUS, or SENTRI membership card.
Though Delta currently supports PreCheck, that leaves delta airlines flights Frontier and Spirit as the only two major US airlines not to support the program. In 2014, Frontier offered this up response to a customer who asked about the program.
I wrote a couple of days back about my favorable experience on Delta from Kansas City to St. Pete/Clearwater and said the absence of TSA PreCheck as something that might keep me from booking flights with Delta in the future. However, with this particular development, I find myself more interested in flying with Delta in the future.