American launches mobile ID with TSA PreCheck at DFW

American Airlines AAdvantage members, who also have a Transportation Security Administration PreCheck membership, can now use their American Airlines Mobile ID at select TSA PreCheck checkpoints at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to have their identity verified at the airport, the airline announced Wednesday.

The service allows qualified customers to use only their phone and their face, thanks to a partnership with TSA and American to test mobile identification. Customers who choose to use this service must first download the Airside Digital Identity app, take a photo of their face, scan their driver’s license or passport with the app and enter their AAdvantage number.

The app then verifies the information and stores it on their mobile device. While reviewing security, customers present a QR code on their phone and give their consent to share their American Airlines Mobile ID with the TSA. The process at the airport “typically takes less than five seconds,” according to American.

The airline plans to expand the service to additional TSA PreCheck checkpoints later this year, including at Miami International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Washington Reagan National Airport, according to American.

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