TSA agency chief John Pistole announced before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that he plans to roll out a new “Trusted Traveler” program this fall.

The TSA has been under heavy scrutiny to improve the screening process. Long lines, inappropriate contact and misguided pat downs of 6 year old children has left US travelers a little bitter about flying. In an effort to make traveling easier for frequent flyers, TSA will begin testing a new Trusted Traveler program. Good news for those willing to go through a rigorous background check, soon you may be whisked through security lines. Pistole plans to work with select airports and airlines to test the program, then release it nationwide. Once more information has been released, we’ll make sure all of our travelers are informed.

In the meanwhile, contact your Stellar Travel advisor to determine if you are a good candidate for one of the current trusted traveler programs.

  • Global Entry – This program offers low risk travelers an express trip through U.S. International arrival areas.
  • NEXUS – Expedited entry between the US and Canada via ground or sea. NEXUS approved travelers may also use the Global Entry kiosks at international airports.
  • SENTRI – Serving the larger points of entry between the US and Mexico border by land and sea via a radio frequency card. SENTRI approved travelers may also use the Global Entry kiosks at international airports.

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