The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), working with its major airlines, is opening a new lane at the security checkpoint designed to accommodate frequent flyers at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). The new Preferred Passenger lane will help fill a need created when the Preferred Traveler Program was discontinued in June 2009.
The Preferred Passenger lane opens this Friday, Oct. 1, 2010.
Approximately 15 percent of all departing travelers through JAX fall into a “preferred customer” category, as defined by their respective airline.
Passengers traveling in the following categories are allowed to access the Preferred Passenger lane:
Air Tran: Elite, Business Class
American Airlines/Eagle: Priority, Access, AAvantage, Gold, Executive Platinum, Platinum, AAirpass
Continental: EliteAccess, Star Gold, Silver/Star Silver, Platinum/Star Gold
Delta: Sky Priority, Gold/Elite, Silver/Elite, Platinum/ElitePlus
Southwest: A-List, Fly By Security, Business Select
United: Premier, Premier Exec *K (* denote miles), Global Service, Premier Executive
US Airways: Silver, Star Gold, Gold, Platinum
In addition, all passengers with boarding passes that state First Class or Business Class may enter. Contact your airline for details on these programs.
“The separation of frequent flyers from less experienced travelers will benefit both groups and make the screening process more efficient,” said Michael Stewart, Director of External Affairs.