9 More Airlines Let You Get Through Security Faster With PreCheck

Whether you have PreCheck because you’ve signed up for that program, or gotten it through another service like Global Entry, it only works with participating airlines that have invested in integrating with TSA for screening customer information.

TSA announced today that 9 more airlines support PreCheck: Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris.

A total of sixty five airlines currently participate in TSA PreCheck, so if you’ve signed up and provide your ‘Known Traveler Number’ in your reservation you’ll generally qualify.

Aeromexico

Eastern Airlines

Seaborne Airlines

Air Canada

Elite Airways

Silver Airways

Air France

Emirates

Singapore Airlines

Air India

Etihad Airways

Southern Airways Express

Air Serbia

EVA Air

Southwest Airlines

Alaska Airlines

Finnair

Spirit Airlines

All Nippon Airways

Flycana

Sun Country Airlines

Allegiant Air

Frontier Airlines

Sunwing Airlines

American Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

Swift Air

Aruba Airlines

Icelandair

Swiss International Air Lines

Asiana Airlines

InterCaribbean Airways

TAP Air Portugal

Avianca

Japan Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan.)

Boutique Airlines

JetBlue Airways

Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)

British Airways

Key Lime Air

Turkish Airlines

Brussels Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

United Airlines

Cape Air

Korean Air

ViaAir

Cathay Pacific Airways

Lufthansa

Virgin Atlantic

China Airlines

Miami Air International

Volaris

Condor Airlines

Norwegian Air

WestJet

Contour Aviation

Philippine Airlines

World Atlantic

Copa Airlines

Porter Airlines

Xtra Airways

Delta Air Lines

Scandinavian Airlines

But What if There’s No PreCheck Lane Open at the Airport?

Whenever at an airport which doesn’t offer TSA PreCheck, or TSA PreCheck lanes are closed (after hours), TSA may provide for expedited screening, which in my experience has meant:

  • You keep your shoes on
  • Your bag of liquids stays in your bag
  • Your laptop and other large electronics are still supposed to come out of your bag
  • You go through the metal detector

Maintaining Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

Once you have TSA PreCheck you don’t want to lose it. When coming into the country be sure to declare chocolates, candy bars, chips, or any various items of sustenance whether open or closed, for personal consumption at the airport or meant as gifts. Even if it’s just chocolates from your flight. Violating customs rules can cause you to lose Global Entry (and TSA PreCheck).

And be sure to keep your profile up to date for instance if you get a new passport you need to link it with your government account.

Finally don’t wait until your Global Entry or TSA PreCheck expires, you’ll want to renew it several months in advance.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. I am happy they added Japan Airlines. I might go and see the famous lucky Billiken statue in Osaka again. Touching the statue is said to be lucky. So I touched it and was lucky for a short while. I think I need a recharge.

  2. Apparently Qantas is not part of this program even though it recently asked for known traveller number and printed a boarding pass with TSA Pre. That boarding pass was not accepted in the US. I reprinted at American and that boarding pass worked fine.

  3. Can anyone identify what “Eastern Airlines” is? Didn’t an airline of the same name go belly up in 1991?

    Are they talking about China Eastern Airlines or Eastern Airways? I have a China Eastern flight coming up, so I’m curious.

    Thanks.

  4. I applied to renew in December and my application still says “pending review”. My Global Entry expires in the middle of March. I’m not traveling anywhere until May so I don’t need it soon or anything just wondering if they will continue with the current application I have or make me start over once my global entry expires.

  5. So at this point with so many participating airlines it would be be helpful to see a list of prominent carriers that still AREN’T participating

  6. It’s almost more valuable to list the major airlines that *aren’t* included yet. From Oneworld, still missing Iberia, LATAM, and Qantas. From Skyteam, Air Europa and Alitalia. From Star Alliance, LOT.

  7. I didn’t renew my GE until just before my card expired. My TSA Pre kept working before I got the new card.

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