Airport Security in the United States is nothing more than a theatrical performance. The coordination and orchestration sometimes come together in magnificent fashion where there are no wait times or the show comes crashing down with 30+ minute wait that rivals one of Dante’s circles of hell. Thankfully, the TSA recognized a long time ago that not every passenger needed to be treated to the same and they created TSA PreCheck. Since its inception in 2011 TSA PreCheck has been worth the cost and has been one of the best credit card reimbursements benefits. With TSA PreCheck you don’t need to take off your shoes, remove your liquids under 3 oz, or your laptop.
On Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration announced that three new airlines that are joining the PreCheck program.
- Norwegian Air
- Via Airlines – Effective November 1, 2018
TSA PreCheck now has a total of 56 participating airlines:
|Aeromexico||Aruba Airlines||Contour Aviation||Hawaiian Airlines||Miami Air International||Southern Airways Express||Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)|
|Air Canada||Avianca||Copa Airlines||Icelandair||Norwegian Air||Southwest Airlines||Turkish Airlines|
|Air France||Boutique Airlines||Delta Air Lines||InterCaribbean Airways||Philippine Airlines||Spirit Airlines||United Airlines|
|Air Serbia||British Airways||Dominican Wings||JetBlue Airways||Porter Airlines||Sun Country Airlines||Via Airlines|
|Alaska Airlines||Brussels Airlines||Emirates||Key Lime Air||Scandinavian Airlines||Sunwing Airlines||Virgin Atlantic|
|All Nippon Airways||Cape Air||Ethiad Airways||KLM Royal Dutch Airways||Seabourne Airlines||Swiss International Air Lines||WestJet|
|Allegiant Air||Cathay Pacific Airlines||Finnair||Korean Air||Silver Airways||Swift Air||World Atlantic|
|American Airlines||Condor Airlines||Frontier Airlines||Lufthansa||Singapore Airlines||Thomas Cook Airlines (Scandinavian)||Xtra Airways|
Feature Image via FlickrPreCheck is available at more than 200 US airports. If you don’t already have it, I recommend signing up here. Many US-based credit cards off Global Entry/TSA PreCheck reimbursements. Be sure to sign up with one of those cards so you can enjoy a less stressful airport visit for free.