TSA completes rollout of enhanced screening procedures; adds new airlines to PreCheck
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said that enhanced screening procedures for carry-on items are now in place at all U.S. federal airports. The stronger measures, which were rolled out over the past year, require travelers who are not part of the PreCheck program to separate out all personal electronics larger than a cell phone into bins for X-ray screening. In addition, TSA officers may ask airline passengers to separate other items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders and anything that may prevent clear images on the X-ray machine.
The TSA also announced that it has added six more international airlines to its PreCheck program bringing the number of participating carriers to 52. The newly approved airlines include: Air Serbia, Condor Airlines, Porter Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) and Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan).
AirTrain closures announced at San Francisco International
Airport officials said AirTrain service at San Francisco International Airport will be closed overnight from May 14 through June 15, 2018. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. Passengers can instead use buses to transit between all terminals and the Rental Car Center. Buses will be available on the center island of the departure level for all terminals and will run every five minutes except between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. when they will operate every 15 minutes. Travelers are advised to allow extra time during the AirTrain closures.