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

Vacation Planning
5 years 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 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!

The Secret to Easy Airport Travel With Toddlers? Lugabug!

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 A. 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!~
Mike Prochaska
Does this include your kids? Last time we flew it was a nightmare trying to do all that and manage the kiddos.
Eirene Heidelberger
Sure does! Just flew today, it's really really worth the effort.
Alex Bryant
Great idea for frequent flyers!
Dieter Schmitz
I love TSA Pre-check. Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds and I even sprung for our adults kids who fly back & forth to college. #GreatParents

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Feeding Giant Turtles & Marveling at Nature in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Take a Quick Tour of Hyde Park, One of Eight Royal Parks In London, England (30-Second Video)

Adam's Peak: What Happened When I Climbed This Mountain in Sri Lanka

Zaanse Schans: Take a Trip Back in Time By Visiting This Historic Village in The Netherlands

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!