In an effort to keep our website fresh, every now and then I like to add something that I stumbled across that I think I should share with members of our website; the following is one of them.

FLY THROUGH THE AIRPORT

Are you a frequent flyer? If you are you might be interested in the following. Even if you don’t fly frequently you could use this when you do fly. How would you like to save precious time navigating airport security? The TSA PreCheck program offers an expedited security screening and doesn’t require passengers to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets. In April 2019, 93 percent of PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in line, according to TSA. In non-precheck lines passengers wait less than 20 minutes on an average day.

Joining requires an $85 (for five years) fee, a five-minute application, a 10-minute in-person appointment that includes a background check and fingerprinting. Once approved, a Known Travel Number will be added to your ticket. It typically takes just days for approval. Check it out by clicking on the following link: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

And, if you are a member or customer of one of the following organizations, you may qualify to have some or the entire TSA Pre✓® application fee covered or be able to pay with frequent flyer miles/points. Contact your credit card company or loyalty program to learn more.

TSA provides these links for convenience only and does not endorse any of these companies, their products or services. This information is subject to change without notice in the sole discretion of the vendor and TSA cannot guarantee that it is accurate or up to date.

The following credit cards and loyalty programs cover the TSA Pre✓® application fee as a member benefit, provide a statement credit towards the application fee, or allow members to use rewards points to pay for the TSA Pre✓® application fee.

Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card
BB&T Spectrum Travel Rewards card
Capital One® Spark® Miles Card
Capital One® Venture® Card
Certain American Express® Credit Cards
Chase Sapphire ReserveSM
• Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard®
• Citi Prestige® Card
• Commerce Bank® World Elite Mastercard®
• Diners Club® Carte Blanche® Corporate Card
• Expedia® Rewards Voyager Card from Citi
• HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card
• IHG® Rewards Club
• Marriott Bonvoy™
• Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
• MasterCard® Black Card™
• MasterCard® Gold Card™
• Navy Federal’s Visa Signature® Flagship Rewards Card
• Orbitz Rewards®
• Provident World+ Travel®
• Radisson Rewards™
• Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card
• SunTrust Travel Rewards World Elite Mastercard® Credit Card
• UnitedSM Explorer Card
• United MileagePlus® (By Redeeming Miles)
• US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card
• US Bank FlexPerks® Gold American Express® Card

Next time you’re at the airport, you’ll wish you signed up for TSA Pre✓® today.   APPLY NOW