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As of May 20, enrolled Seaborne Airlines customers will have access to TSA Precheck traveling between San Juan (SJU), St. Croix (STX) and St. Thomas (STT) airports. TSA Precheck lets eligible, pre-screened customers traveling from select airports ease through security without removing their shoes, belt, jackets or other light outerwear, and allows them to leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant bags in their carry-ons. Our passengers traveling with our codeshare partners, American Airlines and JetBlue, if enrolled, can experience this added value while traveling the Caribbean.
“Expanding TSA Precheck will enable more travelers to experience the program’s benefits while improving security and reducing checkpoint wait times,” said TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “As more people enroll, we will be in a [sic] better position to increase overall security effectiveness and create more efficiency in the screening process.”
Passengers who are eligible and have enrolled in Seaborne’s TSA Precheck include: members of the TSA Precheck application program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program, Global Entry and Canadian citizens who are members of CBP’s NEXUS program. TSA Precheck is also available for U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
“We are very happy to provide our customers with added value with safe and convenient travel option,” said Susana Castro, Director of Safety and Regulatory Compliance.
To become a member of TSA Precheck, please enroll online at https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/.
If a Seaborne passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Precheck indicator will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass so that, when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Precheck lane. The airline will also print a TSA Precheck indicator directly on the boarding pass so passengers will know in advance that they have been cleared for expedited screening.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
For more information, visit tsa.gov or read the frequently asked questions.