TSA adds eight more airlines to its PreCheck program

Eligible passengers can use TSA PreCheck lanes when traveling from the US on nearly 100 airlines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added eight more airlines to its TSA PreCheck program.

The eight new airlines are:

Air PremiaBermudAir
Air Tahiti NuiIberia
Air TransatLa Compagnie
BahamasairNew Pacific Airlines

TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk passengers to move through security more quickly and easily when departing from more than 200 participating airports in the U.S and territory airports. 

Eligible passengers do not need to remove shoes, belts, light jackets, laptops, or 3-1-1 liquids.

About 99% of TSA PreCheck passengers wait less than 10 minutes in dedicated lanes at airport checkpoints nationwide.

Who can use TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck is available for eligible passengers departing from a U.S. airport or when connecting on domestic flights, after returning to the United States.

Passengers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. lawful permanent residents may apply for TSA PreCheck and can pick any enrollment provider based on cost, locations and additional benefits.

Enrolling in TSA PreCheck is easy. Passengers visit tsa.gov/precheck and choose one of the enrollment providers, Telos or IDEMIA, complete the online application in five minutes and schedule a 10-minute in-person appointment with their chosen provider to complete the enrollment. Costs for enrollment vary by provider.

Once approved, passengers receive a unique “Known Traveler Number” (KTN) that, when added to an airline reservation, makes them eligible to use TSA PreCheck lanes at security checkpoints nationwide when flying on any of the participating airlines. Most new enrollees receive a KTN within three to five days.

Enrolled airline passengers must look for the TSA PreCheck indicator (such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE, or TSA Pre✓®) on their boarding pass before approaching a TSA checkpoint to confirm they are eligible for TSA PreCheck screening.

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