The Transportation and Security Administration plans to roll out its PreCheck faster screening program to 60 more airports, including those in Burbank, Ontario and Long Beach, by the end of 2013, according to a TSA statement. Other California airports in line for PreCheck include Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose.
Despite the expansion, PreCheck applies only to qualifying passengers who fly on selected airlines. Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, US Air and Virgin America airlines participate, and JetBlue and Southwest are expected to join the ranks, the statement says. (PreCheck status is embedded in the bar code of boarding passes.)
The move comes as TSA fine-tunes the PreCheck application process. Fliers currently enrolled had to have been a member of a Trusted Traveler program or were invited to apply through their airline frequent flier or hotel loyalty program.