We’ve been using it now for almost five years and I have certainly noticed the uptick in passengers using the expedited security lines at the airport. We feel it has been worth the investment for the amount of time we spend at airports. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, here is what you need to know about TSA PreCheck:

What is TSA PreCheck?

TSA PreCheck is a Trusted Traveler program that allows pre-screened individuals to use special security lanes at airports.

Where can I enroll for TSA Precheck?

TSA PreCheck isn’t available at every airport, but it is available at 200 airports in the U.S. and counting

How does the TSA application process work?

Within 45 days of completing your on-line pre-enrollment form you are required to visit an application center  to provide biographic information including your name, date of birth, and address.

Now that you have your Known Traveler Number (KTN), what happens next?

When you travel, you will want to make sure the airline you are flying has your KTN in advance. It is essential that it is printed on your travel documents.

What about TSA Precheck for Minors?

Do children need TSA Precheck?

Family members age 12 and under, who are traveling with an eligible parent or guardian who has TSA PreCheck on their boarding pass, can participate in expedited screening.

TSA Precheck for 13 year olds to 15 year olds

Travelers 13 and older must go through standard security lanes or should apply for their own Known Traveler Number.

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