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Remember when TSA PreCheck lines were non-existent and you actually felt like a VIP breezing through security? Well, those days are pretty much over. Plenty has changed since it was first introduced to U.S. airports in 2013.

TSA announced they are adding nine new airlines to its services including Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris.

Complete List of TSA PreCheck Partners

The new airlines bring the total number of TSA PreCheck partners to 65. Here is the complete list:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air Serbia
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Aruba Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Boutique Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cape Air
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • China Airlines
  • Condor Airlines
  • Contour Aviation
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Eastern Airlines
  • Elite Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Flycana
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • InterCaribbean Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Key Lime Air
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Miami Air International
  • Norwegian Air
  • 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
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan.)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • ViaAir
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Volaris
  • WestJet
  • World Atlantic
  • Xtra Airways

How will this affect wait times in line?

According to TSA, 94 percent of PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes to get through security checkpoints. Whether or not this figure is accurate, passengers have long complained about increasingly long lines and non-TSA PreCheck travelers getting through the lines. 

The addition of these new partnerships and longer wait times at airport security remains to be seen.

If you’re not familiar with TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program costs $85 to apply. The $85 covers you for five years. After that, you need to renew. Note that some credit cards like the Capital One Venture and the Chase Sapphire Reserve come with the ability to get a credit to use towards the PreCheck application fee.

        Pro tip: Here’s how to get TSA PreCheck for free.

Once approved, you are given a Known Traveler Number and can use TSA’s separate line at airport security without removing your shoes, laptops, belts, light jackets, and liquids from your carry-on bags. TSA PreCheck is currently available at 200 airports.

When traveling, you need to make sure your boarding pass has the TSA PreCheck symbol on it. Even though TSA has expanded to include international airlines, it’s only available at U.S. airports. If you want to skip declaration and customs lines when traveling internationally, you’ll need to get Global Entry.  

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Claire Tak

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