CHICAGO, June 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com announced today that it is the first online travel site to offer its top customers complimentary registration in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited airport screening system (TSA PreCheck), as it is inviting its top tier Orbitz Rewards members to enroll.
TSA PreCheck, an expedited screening program that began in October 2011, enables low-risk travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at 140 U.S. airports when flying on 11 participating carriers. TSA PreCheck travelers may leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes. This year, the TSA PreCheck application program surpassed more than 1 million travelers enrolled. TSA has more than 330 application centers nationwide, including locations at 31 airports.
“While the initial focus for TSA PreCheck enrollment has been frequent business travelers, the reasonable cost and tremendous convenience of the program makes it something that even the 2-3 times per year airline passenger should enjoy,” said Sarah Butterfass, vice president of loyalty for Orbitz.com. “We have been working with TSA to encourage more travelers to enroll in TSA PreCheck, and along with some marketing initiatives to promote the program, we are inviting our top tier Platinum Orbitz Rewards members to take advantage of this exclusive benefit being offered to them at no cost.”
Orbitz Rewards Platinum members can now visit www.orbitz.com/rewards/TSAprecheck to request a unique authorization code that will waive the TSA PreCheck enrollment fee. Since the program’s launch in 2013, 4 million members have joined Orbitz Rewards. To sign up for the program or for more information, visit www.orbitz.com/rewards.
Orbitz.com is a travel website that enables consumers to search for and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities. Since launching in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the world's largest online travel sites. Orbitz.com now offers the groundbreaking Orbitz Rewards loyalty program—the only program where customers can earn rewards immediately on flights, hotels and packages, and redeem instantly on tens of thousands of hotels worldwide. Use the Orbitz Rewards Visa® Card to earn even more rewards. Orbitz.com is the #1 way to book travel on mobile devices, be it using our apps (get them at orbitz.com/mobile) or our smartphone-optimized website (m.orbitz.com), both of which are tailored for smartphones and tablets. The Orbitz app won the 2014 Appy Award for best travel app. Follow Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and through the Orbitz Travel Blog. Orbitz.com is operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW).
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (orbitz.com), ebookers (ebookers.com), HotelClub (hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (orbitzpartnernetwork.com) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world's largest airlines, bank loyalty programs and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at investors.orbitz.com.
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