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11.27.12 – Known Crewmember Program Now in Effect for AA FAs

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Known Crew Member Program Now In Effect For AA Flight Attendants – November 27, 2012 
APFA is pleased that the database required for AA Flight Attendants to be granted access into the Known Crew Member (KCM) Program has been activated. This means that the TSA has activated KCM access for AA Flight Attendants. Now, all AA crew members – both Flight Attendants and Pilots – may use the KCM portals at participating airports system wide. Crew members should visit the KCM web site at, to review applicable procedures, TSA regulations, the list of airports currently participating in KCM, and terminal locations for the KCM portal entrances.

Key points to remember for KCM portal access:

  • KCM access is for actively-employed airline Crew Members only.
  • All Crew Members must be in uniform and shall present a valid Crew Member ID Badge along with a valid government photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.
  • Random security checks are conducted by the TSA, so at any time a Crew Member could be randomly denied access through the KCM portal and referred to the regular airport security screening process for terminal entry.


Crew Members should not engage in questioning the TSA agent at the KCM portal if a random denial occurs, but should proceed directly to the closest available airport security screening entrance. Crew Members should always plan time accordingly when arriving at the airport in the event the KCM portal is not available or they have been selected for the random screening.

Questions regarding KCM should be directed to

AmericanAirlines + US Airways
“Our Future Depends On It

Leslie Mayo
APFA National Communications Coordinator

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Euless, Texas 76040

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