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TSA PreCheck At 60 New Airports By End of 2013

by on September 5, 2013 · 18 comments

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TSA PreCheck just keeps getting bigger and better. Right now, the expedited airport security program is in 40 airports nationwide, but the TSA announced that it would soon be expanding to 60 more by the end of 2013 for a total of 100 airports, and that existing TSA PreCheck locations would be getting additional lanes. So hopefully a lot more of us are going to be getting through airport security a lot faster (see the list of participating airports below).

TSA PreCheck makes navigating the airport so much simpler.

TSA PreCheck makes navigating the airport so much simpler.

Personally, I find the Trusted Traveler programs including TSA PreCheck and Global Entry to be huge time savers when traveling, and the fact that the TSA added the ability to use PreCheck lines even on certain international itineraries over the summer saves me even more time now.

The program currently partners with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America, and JetBlue and Southwest are expected to begin participating when operationally ready.

I think more and more travelers will be applying for Trusted Traveler programs including Global Entry and TSA PreCheck and using the TSA PreCheck lines to save time (and rightly so), so I’m glad to see the program expanding to so many more airports and adding more capacity so we can all get through security faster and more comfortably.

Get TSA PreCheck so you don't have a security line that looks like this.

Get TSA PreCheck so you don’t have a security line that looks like this.

Although TSA PreCheck announced that you could start applying for it specifically (rather than having to go through another Trusted Traveler program) back in July for an $85 application fee, Global Entry costs just $100 to apply and gets you access to expedited customs and immigrations lines as well, plus many credit cards will refund the fee. For instance, the Amex Platinum, Mercedes-Benz Platinum and Business Platinum cards all credit the fee back to you as a statement credit for the primary card as well as additional cardholders. If you have the new Citi Prestige card, you can also get the fee refunded, and United Global Services, Premier 1K and Platinum members get reimbursed by United.

Participating Airports

Here is the list of participating airports (ones with asterisks already have it):

Alabama:

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Alaska:

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport*

Arizona:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport*
Tucson International Airport

Arkansas:

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Little Rock)

California:

Bob Hope Airport (Burbank)
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
John Wayne Airport (Orange County)*
Long Beach Airport
Los Angeles International Airport*
Oakland International Airport
Ontario International Airport
Sacramento International Airport
San Diego International Airport
San Francisco International Airport*
San Jose International Airport

Colorado:

Colorado Springs Airport
Denver International Airport*

Connecticut:

Bradley International Airport (Hartford)

Florida:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport*
Jacksonville International Airport
Miami International Airport*
Orlando International Airport*
Palm Beach International Airport (West Palm Beach)
Pensacola International Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers)
Tampa International Airport*

Georgia:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport*
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Guam:

Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (Hagåtña)

Hawaii:

Honolulu International Airport*
Kahului Airport
Kona International Airport
Lihue Airport

Idaho:

Boise Airport

Illinois:

Chicago Midway International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport*

Indiana:

Indianapolis International Airport*

Iowa:

Des Moines International Airport

Kansas:

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Kentucky:

Louisville International Airport

Louisiana:

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Maine:

Portland International Jetport

Maryland:

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport*

Massachusetts:

Boston Logan International Airport*

Michigan:

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport*
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Grand Rapids)

Minnesota:

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport*

Missouri:

Kansas City International Airport
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport*

Nebraska:

Eppley Airfield (Omaha)

Nevada:

McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)*
Reno-Tahoe International Airport

New Hampshire:

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

New Jersey:

Newark Liberty International Airport*

New Mexico:

Albuquerque International Sunport

New York:

Albany International Airport
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Greater Rochester International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)*
LaGuardia Airport (New York City)*
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Westchester County Airport

North Carolina:

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport*
Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport*

Ohio:

Akron-Canton Airport
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport*
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport*
Dayton International Airport
Port Columbus International Airport

Oklahoma:

Tulsa International Airport
Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City)

Oregon:

Portland International Airport*

Pennsylvania:

Philadelphia International Airport*
Pittsburgh International Airport*

Puerto Rico:

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (San Juan)*

Rhode Island:

T. F. Green Airport (Providence)

South Carolina:

Charleston International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Myrtle Beach International Airport

Tennessee:

McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)
Memphis International Airport*
Nashville International Airport*

Texas:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport*
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport*
Dallas Love Field
El Paso International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston)*
San Antonio International Airport
William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)

Utah:

Salt Lake City International Airport*

Virginia:

Norfolk International Airport
Richmond International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport*
Washington Dulles International Airport*

Washington:

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport*
Spokane International Airport

Wisconsin:

Dane County Regional Airport (Madison)
General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee)

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  • Jim LaVeck

    Very happy BOS hoped online last week. Without it, I would have missed my flight this week.

  • Goat Rodeo

    I wish they would raise the price above 85 bucks so that the kettles/mouth breathers would think twice about opting in. I rather like there being 0 line.

  • Loren

    I agree

  • Loren

    One thing to keep in mind though is that even though these airports with asterisks already have the Pre-Check lines, they are not always at every terminal in those airports. For example, BOS has them in Terminal A for Delta, but Terminal B, which has US Air and American, only has it on the American side even though US Air participates. Then Terminal C which is United and Jet Blue (together) does not have it at all even though United participates. So it’s still a crapshoot. The TSA agents on the US Air side of Terminal B told me last time I flew that they’ve been told for a long time they’re getting the Pre-Check but it’s still not installed.

  • Corey

    I would say I’m happy about MHT getting it, but its already a small airport with a short security line. Still nice to have =]

  • joeypore

    Although I am happy to see this list expanding, and I believe it’s a great program, it seems like a revenue-generating program that a program to optimize security.

    On the flip side, I find that when airports have dedicated PreCheck lines, it’s a great benefit. However, when they lump the PreCheck line in with First Class and Priority Access, etc., I’ve often times seen the line much longer than the regular line… (seriously people, swallow your pride and go the regular line if it’s short and you don’t have PreCheck…)

  • Aaron

    I’ve noticed a significant increase in wait time to the TSA pre-check line in several airports the last month. I used to be able to walk straight through to the screening machines when having TSA precheck. Now, it seems there’s a decent size line where I have to wait for the TSA agent to check my boarding pass and ID. I have noticed this at several airports and only recently.

  • http://donnielaw.com/ Donnie Law

    Security is EASILY the least pleasant part of travel so this is welcome news.

  • Jon

    BOS has stated letting non pre check passengers through the line. Hope this trend doesn’t continue.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/09/03/tsa-expedites-security-logan-airport/KY8SDjRbZN0pM8ZGLnuiwM/story.html

  • Smith

    One should be aware that TSA Pre is basically an excuse for the government to collect your fingerprints; something it is not able to do with the general population otherwise. In exchange, you get to keep your shoes on while walking through security; something which is completely standard at any airport outside the US.

  • Tom Bartel

    Very glad this is expanding. Since I’ve had Global Entry, I’ve taken six flights in the US and not one of them has had TSA Pre.

  • AndreLaplume

    If I get the dreaded beeps at TSA checkpoint do I have to go back to the end of the “commoners” line or do I jump that line? All I get from TSA is canned, useless responses. Anyone? Bueller?

  • Jim LaVeck

    Actually, they just opened Terminal C in BOS last week.

  • Loren

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • BobChi

    Excellent point. I travel abroad a lot, and in foreign countries you almost never have to take off your shoes, except if boarding a flight that is headed to the U.S. Even flying to and within Israel a few months ago, I left my shoes on through security. And that is a country that knows something about real security, not security theater.

  • Mercruiser

    The cheapest way to get PreCheck is to apply for NEXUS. For $50, you get PreCheck, Global Entry, and NEXUS (expedited air, land, and marine crossings between Canada and US.) Points guy keeps stating you have to interview for NEXUS in Seattle or Canada – not correct. There are many more interview locations in all of the northern border states, e.g. NY, MI, WI, ETC.

    But, if you want to pay $100 to Global Entry, the government will be happy to have the extra $50 :-)

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  • mspswede

    I know I’m late on this string, but here’s a question: I’m a US citizen w/ Global Entry and therefore TSA PreCheck (which I’ve been enjoying hugely!). I’m an MSP-based DL Gold but also have Flying Blue Gold and am looking at just using my Flying Blue account from now on. Will this impact the likelihood of my getting cleared for PreCheck when on Delta flights from qualifying airports?

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