Singapore Airlines – First Asian Carrier to offer TSA Precheck

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Singapore Airlines will become the first Asian airline to offer TSA precheck. Customers travelling from US airports can enjoy expedited security screening procedures under the TSA Precheck programme.

TSA Precheck lets low-risk known travellers enjoy the programme’s benefits while reducing checkpoint wait times. There is a separate lane for security screening during departure where the traveller does not need to remove jackets, belts, laptops, liquids and shoes.

Enrolment in the TSA Precheck programme is open to US citizens and lawful permanent residents. Non-US citizens may also enjoy the benefits through various Customs Border Protection trusted traveller programmes such as Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI.

Singapore citizens are eligible to apply for the Global Entry Programme which is also open to citizens from Colombia, Germania, Netherlands, South Korea, UK and Mexican nationals.

If you are successfully enrolled, you will receive a Known Traveller Number which may be provided to the airline during booking or check-in. Upon recognition, the TSA Precheck logo will be printed on the boarding pass, indicating that their Known Traveller Number has been captured in the booking record. The Known Traveller Number can be provided across SIA’s various check-in or booking channels, including call centre agents, online reservations system and website check-in via or the SingaporeAir mobile app as well as checking in at the airport counter.

Children 12 and under can also enjoy the benefits of TSA Precheck if they are travelling with passengers with a valid Known Traveller Number.

As a partner airline under the TSA Pre® programme, SIA will also be able to offer customers travelling to and from the US an option of having a Self-Printed Boarding Pass (SPBP) and/or Mobile Boarding Pass (MBP). This will enable travellers without check-in bags to check in online and proceed directly to the gate at the airport. Customers can expect this to be implemented in the coming months.

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