Four More Airlines Join TSA PreCheck

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that four more airlines have joined the agency’s TSA PreCheck program. The four new airlines joining the program are Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Ethiopian Airlines and Saudia. This brings the total count of participating carriers up to almost 100.

Four More Airlines Join TSA PreCheck
Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Ethiopian Airlines and Saudia have all joined TSA PreCheck.

TSA PreCheck may be the single greatest travel investment I’ve ever made (for some reason I still haven’t gotten Global Entry but it’s on my list of things to do). CLEAR, Priority Pass, even elite airline status don’t hold a candle to being able to breeze through security without taking off your shoes or taking your laptop out of your bag.

If you don’t have PreCheck I can’t recommend getting it enough. The TSA has made the process much easier than when I first applied (the interview was in the business office of a tow truck company on the outskirts of town).

Now, eligible passengers looking to get TSA PreCheck can visit the TSA website and choose one of the enrollment providers, CLEAR, IDEMIA, or Telos. In order to be eligible for TSA PreCheck, passengers must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. lawful permanent residents.

From there, just submit an online application and complete enrollment via your chosen provider which includes fingerprinting, document and photo capture, and payment. Once approved, passengers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) which can be added to reservations on participating carriers.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
Air New Zealand is one of the four new airlines joining TSA PreCheck.

For travelers under 18, children 12 and under can utilize TSA PreCheck lanes when travelling with an enrolled parent or guardian. Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 can accompany enrolled parents or guardians through TSA PreCheck when traveling on the same reservation and when the TSA PreCheck indicator appears on the teen’s boarding pass.


As of today, passengers on four new airlines can utilize TSA PreCheck screening if enrolled. Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Ethiopian Airlines and Saudia are the four newest airlines joining TSA PreCheck, bringing the total number of participating carriers to almost 100.

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