Frequent Air Travel? How & Why to Apply for the TSA Pre-Check Program by Eirene Heidelberger

Vacation Planning
16 days ago

TSA Pre-Check is a program for pre-screened passengers to go through a faster, separate security line at participating airports. Faster because you don't have to remove your shoes, belt, light coat or take out your laptop or 3-1-1 liquids. 

Apply at TSA.gov then visit an enrollment center for an interview and provide ID and fingerprints. It costs $85 for five years, and nine major airlines are participating. Upon arrival, after checking in to fly, your boarding pass will have a pre-check notification. 

Take the time now to save yourself time the next five years!

Donna John
Oh, I'm so doing this before I travel again, Eirene Heidelberger! Thanks for the tip.
Eirene Heidelberger
TSA is a complete travel game changer, get pre-check ASAP!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I did this! While it does take some time to get it done, it is so worth it! I love whizzing through security and not unpacking my bags, taking off shoes, etc. I'm spoiled now when I travel abroad - I miss my Pre-check on the way back home! Thanks for sharing, Eirene Heidelberger !! xoxo
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
I was actually TSA-Pre when I went to Chicago. It was awesome. My niece wasn't and I had to wait for her...but, I loved it!~

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