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Hawaiian Airlines expands expedited screening to military members

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:28 p.m. HST, Dec 19, 2013

Eight-year-old Tessa Velazquez, traveling with her father, Leandro, held their luggage tags after being cleared for a TSA PreCheck at the Hawaiian Airlines terminal Wednesday morning.

Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its participation in the Transportation Security Administration Pre-Check expedited screening benefits program to all U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.

As part of the expanded program beginning Friday, all active duty service men and women that present their Common Access Card (CAC) will now be able to clear security without removing their shoes, coats, belts, liquids or laptop computers for official or leisure travel. The Department of Defense identification number will be used as their Known Traveler Number (KTN).

To ensure that all military members traveling on Hawaiian Airlines can take full advantage of the Pre-Check program, it is important to know that:

>> The traveler's name on the reservation needs to match exactly with the name on their CAC card. For service members that are also a member of the airline's loyalty program, the name on their HawaiianMiles membership must match exactly with that name on their CAC card;

>> When booking travel on www.hawaiianair.com or by calling reservations, the CAC number should be added to the KTN field on their itinerary or included at the time of check-in at the airport kiosk;

>> For unit movements that are booked via travel agencies, service members should individually ensure that their CAC card number is included in their itinerary.

Hawaii's airport ticket lobbies were among the first 100 in the country to be a part of the Pre-Check program, with expedited TSA security lanes now available at Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport on Maui and Lihue Airport on Kauai.

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honokai wrote:
Members of military deserve great respect for the sacrifices they make. But passing security to get on aircraft should have nothing to do with showing respect. It has everything to do with security. Will profiling out service members from the same checks made on everyone else allow a "Hasan Akbar" or "Nidal Hassan" to walk through a lighter screen?
on December 19,2013 | 10:10PM
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