TORONTO — Good news for Porter passengers – the airline has joined the TSA Pre✓ program, which means faster security screening when travelling from the U.S.
Expedited screening at designated checkpoints may allow passengers to keep on shoes, belts and light outerwear, as well as leave laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on baggage.
“TSA Pre✓ allows our passengers to have an even quicker airport experience when departing from the U.S.,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “This is especially true when matched with the convenient arrival process found at our home airport, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.”
When the TSA Pre✓ symbol is displayed on a boarding pass, passengers may use designated screening checkpoints. In March 2018, 93% of TSA Pre✓ passengers waited less than five minutes to clear security.
All members of Global Entry or the TSA Pre✓ Application Program are eligible for TSA Pre✓ screening. Canadian citizens enrolled in NEXUS are also eligible, as are U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents who are members of NEXUS or SENTRI.
When making a reservation, passengers should provide their trusted traveller membership number or PASS ID, also referred to as a Known Traveller Number (KTN), in the designated online field of their reservation, when speaking with Porter’s call centre or to their travel agent. The KTN may also be entered in a VIPorter frequent flyer profile, where it will be stored for future reservations made directly from individual profiles.