2 More Airlines Join TSA Pre-Check; 73 Total Airlines Now Included

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The TSA announced two new airlines would be participating in the TSA Pre-Check program which brings the total airlines to 73. The newest additions include Alitalia Airlines and Qantas Airways.

We’ve written Why TSA PreCheck Lines Should be Shorter Now thanks to the “PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018”, which would ensure only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program are permitted to use TSA PreCheck.

Per the TSA,

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the expansion of its TSA Pre expedited screening program with the addition of Alitalia Airlines and Qantas Airways. These two airlines bring the total number of TSA Preparticipating domestic and international carriers to 73.

TSA Pre✓ is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 200 U.S. airports. For TSA Pre✓ travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. In November 2019, 93% of passengers in TSA Pre✓® lanes waited less than five minutes despite record numbers of people traveling.

TSA Pre✓ is available for eligible passengers when departing from a U.S. airport or when connecting on domestic flights after returning to the United States. Travelers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. lawful permanent residents can apply for TSA Pre✓ for a cost of $85 for five years.

There are several credit cards that will reimburse the fee to sign-up for Pre-Check or Global Entry (which gets you Pre-check)including the The Platinum Card® from American Express, Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.

Another option to speed through security is CLEAR. You can enroll for CLEAR then just stop by an airport kiosk the next time you are at a CLEAR airport location.

It’s great to see even more airlines being added to the TSA Pre-check program, however this means more eligible travelers so hopefully this doesn’t mean longer lines at TSA checkpoints for those with Pre-check.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below about the added airlines joining Pre-check.

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  1. Happy to heard this news, last month i was on Business tour to Atlanta, that was also a Nice experience. I hope next time i would travel with Alitalia Airlines Thanks for sharing this Information.

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