TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that allows eligible travelers to pass through airport security checkpoints faster and with less hassle. It is available at over 200 airports in the United States. But who can benefit from it?
This program is intended for US citizens or legal permanent residents, knowing that they must have a criminal record containing no sanction (crime for example).
It is important to note that TSA PreCheck is accessible to certain other passengers (not meeting the conditions mentioned above) through its own program, called “TSA PreCheck expedited screening, which is accessible to American Airlines customers who are members of the AAdvantage loyalty program (who are Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive cardholders, including members enrolled in:
- Global entry ($100 annual fees)
- SENTRI ($122.25 annual fees)
- NEXUS ($50 annual fees)
- Fast ($50 annual fees)
If you are eligible to use this service, the phrase TSA Precheck must appear on your boarding pass.
Adding tsa precheck after check in?
If you did not add this service when booking your flight, you can still do so via the Manage Booking section. However, it is not possible to add it if you have already confirmed your registration.
What advantages and privileges for members?
It is important to note that even if you are eligible for the TSA PreCheck program, it does not guarantee expedited screening. You may still be subject to further screening if you are randomly selected or if security personnel have doubts about your travel documents or personal belongings.
With this program, travelers can keep their shoes, belts, light jackets and laptops in their bags and store their liquids and gels in carry-on luggage.
This program is designed to save passengers time and hassle by allowing them to pass through security checks quickly and efficiently.
Less than 5 minute wait
The program is easy to apply and offers many benefits, including expedited security screening and shorter wait times of no more than five minutes.
It is eligible for children
Passengers under the age of 17 can benefit from this program if they are traveling with an adult member of the TSA PreCheck program. The adult only needs to ensure that their TSA PreCheck number is entered into the reservation for all travelers.
More than 200 airports covered
The program is available in my majority of airports served by American Airlines
Sign Up: TSA Precheck Membership Application
If you want to enroll in this TSA program, here is everything you need to know:
The first step to registration is to complete an online application form on the TSA website or by visiting a registration center in person. You will need to provide basic personal information such as your name, date of birth and contact details. You will also have to pay an application fee of $78 for a five-year membership.
– Make an appointment
After submitting your application, you will receive a notification inviting you to make an appointment at the nearest registration center. You can do this by logging into your TSA precheck account and selecting the enrollment center closest to you. At this appointment, you will need to provide additional information, such as your passport or driver’s license, and your fingerprints will be taken for a background check.
– Wait for approval
After you pass the interview and submit your fingerprints, the TSA will conduct a thorough background check, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. You will receive an email notification, letting you know that your request has been approved or denied.
TSA PreCheck for Credit Card Holders?
Yes, passengers with one of the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Mastercard® cards have automatic access to this service.