Southwest Airlines now is participating in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck expedited screening program, according to the carrier. "Beginning immediately, select Rapid Rewards Customers will be able to use dedicated security checkpoint lanes for TSA PreCheck benefits," according to Southwest. The airline joins Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America as participating carriers. JetBlue Airways also plans to participate in the growing program.
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The global jet accident rate in 2014 reached an all-time low, although the number of passenger fatalities for the year was above average, the International Air Transport Association reported on Monday.... read more »