TSA PreCheck program adds four new airlines

More than 100 airlines now in the program

Passengers flying with even more airlines can now use the TSA expedited screening lanes.

Four more airlines have joined the TSA PreCheck® program:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air New Zealand
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Saudia

Eight airlines also joined in March 2024.

Nearly 100 airlines now participate in the program.

What is 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.

Where is TSA PreCheck available?

TSA PreCheck is available at more than 200 U.S. state and territory airports, and one foreign Preclearance airport at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas.

Who can use TSA PreCheck?

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

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

Teenagers aged 13-17 may now accompany TSA PreCheck enrolled parents or guardians through TSA PreCheck screening when traveling on the same reservation and when the TSA PreCheck indicator appears on the teen’s boarding pass. Children 12 and under may accompany an enrolled parent or guardian in the TSA PreCheck lanes without restriction.


To enrol, passenger visit tsa.gov/precheck and choose one of the enrollment providers, CLEAR, IDEMIA, or Telos.

They submit an online application and then have in-person appointment at one of hundreds of enrollment centers across the country. At the 10-minute appointment, passengers have their biometrics captured (face and fingerprints), have a quick background check and then pay for a five-year membership.

When passengers enrol in the program they get a Known Traveler Number (KTN).

Passengers add their Known Traveler Number to their flight booking and receive a TSA PreCheck indicator (such as TSA PRECHK or TSA Pre✓®) on their boarding pass. That confirms they are eligible to use the dedicated PreCheck security lines.

Most new enrollees receive a KTN within three to five days.

What does it cost?

Each of the providers charges a slightly different amount.

  • CLEAR charges $77.95
  • IDEMIA charges $78
  • Telos charges $85

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