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WestJet Easing Travel for Pre-Screened Passengers

May 26, 2016 7:13 PM | News


A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WestJet is making it easier for pre-screened travellers to depart from U.S. airports.

Through the TSA PreCheck program, eligible travellers can check in via web, mobile and airport kiosk to be offered a less intrusive search.

Guests can register for the trusted program at TSA.gov. TSA PreCheck members can leave their shoes, belt, or light jacket on while passing through the scanner. Laptops and liquids can remain in carry-on baggage.

Travellers eligible for TSA PreCheck include Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS, U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who are members of NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry, or TSA PreCheck.

WestJet is also introducing electronic boarding passes for eligible guests departing from any Canadian airport, with the exception of Calgary, to any U.S. or international destination served by WestJet. Guests flying from Calgary to U.S. or international destinations will receive electronic boarding passes when the airport’s new international terminal opens October 31, 2016.