TSA PreCheck Program Now Includes More of the World's Best Airlines


A British Airways passenger who found out that his Business Class seat on the flight was soaking in Urine, after sitting on it. In this photo, the new British Airways first class seat that opens to a fully flat bed is debuted in a Boeing 777 jet at O''Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 7, 2000.
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If you still don’t have TSA PreCheck—meaning, you don’t know how glorious it is to breeze through pre-flight security with your shoes and belt on and laptop safely packed—then maybe this will sway you: For just $85 (covering a five-year membership), your PreCheck will work at more than 200 U.S. airports. And as of October 18, you can fly Norwegian Air and Icelandair and use TSA PreCheck: They recently agreed to recognize the trusted traveler program, bringing the total number of participating airlines to 56.

Still, let’s be clear: If you have PreCheck, that doesn’t mean you can speed through security at any airport, at any time. In order to get that “TSA PreCheck” printed on your boarding pass, the first step is to make sure your airline is actually enrolled in the program. If it is, great—just don’t forget to enter your Known Traveler number when booking your flight, as showing up at the airport and insisting you have TSA PreCheck isn’t going to get you past the security guard. (You can check if your airport actually has TSA PreCheck lanes at tsa.gov.)

Etihad Airways was the only foreign airline outside of North America to offer this perk to passengers until September 2016, when German carrier Lufthansa became the first European airline to join the PreCheck program. (A number of other international carriers jumped on the bandwagon shortly thereafter.) And while other airlines are no doubt interested in joining the PreCheck club, the process is far from simple: Carriers have to meet all TSA security requirements and upgrade reservations systems to sync with the U.S. government’s Secure Flight prescreening system; after all, as Traveler‘s Barbara Peterson reported, even if you’re an existing TSA PreCheck member, it’s the airline that issues the boarding pass, and it’s that document that displays your PreCheck eligibility to the agent manning the entrance to the checkpoint.

With the announcement, expedited screening is now available through 56 domestic and international carriers, listed below.

Aeromexico

Air Canada

Air France

Air Serbia

Alaska Airlines

All Nippon Airways

Allegiant Air

American Airlines

Aruba Airlines

Avianca

Boutique Airlines

British Airways

Brussels Airlines

Cape Air

Cathay Pacific Airways

Condor

Contour Aviation

Copa Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Dominican Wings

Emirates

Etihad Airways

Finnair

Frontier Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

Icelandair

InterCaribbean Airways

JetBlue Airways

Key Lime Air

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Korean Air

Lufthansa

Miami Air International

Norwegian Air

OneJet

Philippine Airlines

Porter Airlines

Scandinavian Airlines

Seaborne Airlines

Silver Airways

Singapore Airlines

Southern Airways Express

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

Sun Country Airlines

Sunwing Airlines

Swift Air

Swiss International Air Lines

Thomas Cook Airlines (Scandinavia)

Thomas Cook Airlines (United Kingdom)

Turkish Airlines

United Airlines

Virgin America

Virgin Atlantic

WestJet

World Atlantic

Xtra Airways

This article was originally published in 2017. It has been updated with new information.

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