O'Hare's lower hassle pre-screening security program has expanded again.
US Airways and Delta Air Lines are now taking part in an O'Hare Pre-Check program that already allows some United and American Airlines passengers to move more quickly and with less hassle through security at the busy airport, the Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday.
Pre-Check is a program for eligible frequent flyers who, if accepted, can pass through their own designated security lane without removing their shoes or light outerwear or even the laptops from their carry-ons.
The program, which began in March with American Airlines passengers traveling through Terminal 3, expanded quickly to encompass United Airlines passengers traveling through Terminal 1 last month. With US Airways and Delta Air Lines joining, the program now includes passengers traveling through Terminal 2 as well.
"The continued expansion of TSA Pre-Check at O’Hare benefits both passengers and TSA,” said ORD Federal Security Director Kathleen Petrowsky. “The vast majority of air travelers present little risk to aviation security. By expediting screening for those we know more about, we can more effectively focus our resources on those we know less about.”
The Terminal 2 Pre-Check lane is located at Security Checkpoint 5.
The Pre-Check program is automatically available to members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry Program.