Two more airlines have been added to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck known traveler program.
Both Advance Airlines, a regional carrier that serves the Southwestern U.S. including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, and Eurowings Discover, an airline from Lufthansa that serves some North American cities from the German hubs of Frankfurt and Munich, are now a part of the program.
PreCheck gives travelers access to expedited security lanes at U.S. airport checkpoints, which allows them to avoid removing shoes, belts, 3-1-1 liquids, food, laptops, and light jackets.
Applications have to be made in person. It costs $85 for a five-year membership. Renewals may be completed online for $70 for an additional 5 years.
According to the TSA, 93% of passengers using PreCheck waited less than 5 minutes in May 2022.
PreCheck is one of two major programs that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employs to speed up the process for travelers. The other is Global Entry, which allows expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States.
Those that apply for Global Entry are also eligible to travel through the TSA PreCheck lanes. Global Entry costs $100 to apply, and the membership lasts for five years.