Six New TSA PreCheck Airlines

This week, the Department of Homeland Security announced the addition of six new TSA PreCheck airlines. This now makes for 52 carriers to participate in the Transportation Security Administrations expedited security program.

New TSA PreCheck Airlines effective 2 May 2018:

You learn something new every day.  I didn’t actually know Air Serbia flew to the US.  #themoreyouknow

I’m excited to see Porter Airlines on this list.  The little Canadian airline that could is my preferred way to fly to Toronto.

Do I Have TSA PreCheck?

If your airline hasn’t begun offering it to you automatically, then you can either enroll in a program that includes it or enroll directing in PreCheck. Many times however, you’ll notice that there are plenty of passengers who are receiving PreCheck who haven’t done anything to get it. That’s because for a while the TSA has been offering it as a trial for passengers to experience the different. The idea being that more people will sign up for it.

Travelers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can apply for TSA PreCheck for a cost of $85 for five years, or $17 per year through the TSA PreCheck application program. Here’s a handy list of some credit card partners that offer statement credit for the cost of enrollment. There are also some carriers that offer it as a benefit for top-tier status customers.

TSA PreCheck is also automatically offered to those passengers who are members of the three U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs, Global EntryNEXUS and SENTRI.

The Final Two Pennies

Is TSA PreCheck work it? Well, if you travel more than 2 times a year and value your time, it’s worth it. It might not be as fast as CLEAR, but it’s better than the alternative: taking off my shoes and taking out my electronics. For a while the TSA was offering PreCheck for free to a sizable amount of passengers for them to “try it out”. If you have been lucky enough to be slipping through, you might want to think again and officially sign up.  Just in case you want to see the full list of airlines participating in PreCheck:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • AirFrance
  • Air Serbia
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Aruba Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Boutique Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cape Air
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Condor Airlines
  • Contour Aviation
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Dominican Wings
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Finnair
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • InterCaribbean Airways
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Key Lime Air
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Miami Air International
  • OneJet
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Porter Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Seaborne Airlines
  • Silver Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Southern Airways Express
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Swift Air
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan.)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet
  • World Atlantic
  • Xtra Airways

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve flown on SAS with my son (5 years old at the time), and even the Economy seats were nice. This is great news for their kids fly free promo.

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