TSA Pre-Check Adds Seven New International Airlines

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TSA Pre-Check is becoming an increasingly popular program that offers you expedited entry through security at over 180 airports. With TSA Pre-Check, you don’t have to take off your shoes, belts, or light jackets and you get to keep your laptop and liquids inside your bag when going through security. You also get access to a priority line that typically is much shorter than the standard security line (although that’s not always the case). It all might not sound like much, but it often makes the process of getting through the airport much less stressful.

New TSA Pre-Check airlines added

Since its inception in 2011, TSA Pre-Check has been growing steadily over the years, constantly expanding its network to more airports and more airlines. As recently as October and May of 2017, we saw more airlines added, including some major international carriers.

Well, now TSA Pre-Check just added six international airlines to the family Air Serbia, Condor Airlines, Porter Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) and Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan.).

And via God Save the Points, British Airways is set to finally join that family as well!

This brings the total of TSA Pre-Check enrolled airlines to over 50 participants.

The entire list of airlines is listed below with the new airlines bolded.

  1. Aeromexico
  2. Air Canada
  3. Air France
  4. Air Serbia
  5. Alaska Airlines
  6. All Nippon Airways
  7. Allegiant Air
  8. American Airlines
  9. Aruba Airlines
  10. Avianca
  11. Boutique Airlines
  12. British Airways 
  13. Brussels Airlines
  14. Cape Air
  15. Cathay Pacific Airways
  16. Condor Airlines
  17. Contour Aviation
  18. Copa Airlines
  19. Delta Air Lines
  20. Dominican Wings
  21. Emirates
  22. Etihad Airways
  23. Finnair
  24. Frontier Airlines
  25. Hawaiian Airlines
  26. InterCaribbean Airways
  27. JetBlue Airways
  28. Key Lime Air
  29. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  30. Korean Air
  31. Lufthansa
  32. Miami Air International
  33. OneJet
  34. Philippine Airlines
  35. Porter Airlines
  36. Scandinavian Airlines
  37. Seaborne Airlines
  38. Silver Airways
  39. Singapore Airlines
  40. Southern Airways Express
  41. Southwest Airlines
  42. Spirit Airlines
  43. Sun Country Airlines
  44. Sunwing Airlines
  45. Swift Air
  46. Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)
  47. Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan.)
  48. Turkish Airlines
  49. United Airlines
  50. Virgin America
  51. Virgin Atlantic
  52. WestJet
  53. World Atlantic
  54. Xtra Airways

Alternative options to beat the lines

While TSA Pre-Check is great, I recommend most people to apply for Global Entry. That program will offer you expedited access through immigration and customs and it also comes with TSA Pre-Check. Global Entry costs $100 for five years but many credit cards offer credits that cover this fee, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve. If you buy TSA Pre-Check by itself, it will cost you $75 so that’s why many feel that Global Entry is the better deal, or if you transit through Canada a lot, NEXUS might be the better bargain.

If you still don’t want to spend any money to avoid lines and you’re going to be doing some international travel, then I suggest you look into enrolling into Mobile Passport since it’s free and will expedite you through immigration at many airports.

A more pricey option is to look into CLEAR which is a private program that allows you to skip the line whether you’re in the standard security line or TSA Pre-Check. But it costs $179/per year so it’s by far the most expensive program and I don’t recommend it unless you’re constantly traveling through airports during busy hours.

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