What is TSA Precheck? – What You Should Know About the Airport Security Pre-Screening Program
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What is TSA Precheck? – What You Should Know About the Airport Security Pre-Screening Program

By John Carter | June 17, 2015

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Anyone who travels frequently, like me, knows that feeling when you finally make it to the airport only to come face to face with a mile long security line.  Going through security at airports is always a process and generally not a fun one.  TSA Precheck is an airport security pre-screening program that provides an alternative option to this waiting game.  TSA Precheck allows people considered low risk travelers, previously qualified, to go through an easier, faster, and just as safe security line.

H2: Here’s what you need to know about the airport security pre-screening program:

Applying for a TSA Precheck is as easy as finding a location near you and setting an appointment.  Here is the link to the TSA Precheck website, where you can find this information.

Being prepared for your appointment is just as important as setting it.  There are very specific documents you need to bring with you.  If you don’t have them when at the appointment, you will have to reschedule.

The cost of applying to the airport security pre-screening program is a non-refundable $85.  The fee covers the cost of the background check that is run in order to qualify for TSA Precheck.  In my experience, this amount is more than reasonable based on how much time it saves you in the long run.

When you travel often, whether it’s for business or pleasure, you know that making anything about the process smoother is always a good choice.  That’s exactly what TSA Precheck does for you, no longer do you have to take your laptop out of your bag or go through the process of taking your shoes off.  You walk through security as is.

Overall, there is truly no downside to an airport security pre-screening program.  If you travel often there is no reason you shouldn’t invest in smoother and easier travel for yourself.  Your time is valuable, so don’t waste it in completely avoidable security lines.  Make yourself an appointment with TSA Precheck today, the cost is minimal in comparison to what you get for it!  For more information please visit http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheckR-application-program .


John CarterJohn Carter is a Travel & Fitness Journalist and also a frequent traveler. He’s had the pleasure of visiting amazing places such as: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Greece, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Barcelona, Austria, just to name a few.  On his blog he shares tips, advice, and personal experiences as a world traveler.

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01 Comment

  1. Mustafa

    the TSA also has plans to widen the pool of travelers who quialfy for PreCheck, a program for frequent fliers that can zip you through security lines after you’ve applied, paid a fee and passed a background

    February 12, 2016


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