United Will Test Out Automated Security Lanes at Its Hubs This Fall

Given the long wait times travelers have grown accustomed to, especially during the summer, airlines are using their own resources in an attempt to improve TSA wait times. Delta recently tested out new TSA automated screening lanes at its hub in Atlanta (ATL), increasing efficiency by 30% at each lane, while American Airlines recently announced it would follow suit at Phoenix (PHX), Chicago…

Can I Apply TSA PreCheck to Flights I’ve Already Booked?

Update: A representative from American Airlines emailed us with some clarification regarding this issue: “If you book via a travel agency, you will also want to ensure they have the correct KTN and DOB. For example, how American is setup: if your travel agency submits a KTN, but it is wrong, the AAdvantage profile won’t…

You Can Now Get TSA PreCheck with Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

In response to long TSA security checkpoint wait times, several airlines have been working to help passengers get through the lines quicker. Delta, American and United all offered their own resources to help the situation, and last week, JetBlue announced that it was targeting Mosaic members with free TSA PreCheck memberships. Now, as of today, Southwest is…

The 5 Best Visa Cards for Costco Purchases, Bookable Flights to Cuba and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Frontier and Spirit Airlines Might Finally Join TSA PreCheck

The TSA has been facing some heat lately with its ever-growing security checkpoint wait times, as you’ve probably heard (or experienced) by now. But travelers can help to expedite those long lines in a number of ways, especially by getting TSA PreCheck. Last month, the TSA announced that it had expanded this service to four new airlines (Aeromexico, Cape…

6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Dad Who Likes to Travel

I’ve looked up to my dad my entire life — well, until I was about 15 years old I surpassed him height-wise anyway. Even though I’m four inches taller than him now, I still look up to him in so many ways. My dad and I have a lot in common. Both of our names are Brian Kelly and…

The 5 Craziest Things Passengers Tried to Sneak by the TSA in May

If the TSA confiscates your bottle with “water residue” or a tube of shaving cream that’s a bit too large, don’t be embarrassed. The nation’s airport security agency has seen (and confiscated) some seriously crazy items this month, several of which are highlighted on the TSA’s Instagram account. With all the negative coverage the TSA has been receiving lately,…

Delta’s Also Planning to Invest Millions in Assisting the TSA

Amid the continued long lines plaguing the nation’s airports, American Airlines and United Airlines both committed around $4 million to assist the TSA with the screening process in hopes of reducing wait times for passengers. Today, Delta Air Lines has become the third major airline to spend around $4 million to aid the TSA in processing passengers…