Spirit Airlines Is Adding TSA PreCheck Support Soon

Jan 25, 2017

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Here’s something we’re not used to hearing every day: Spirit is doing something to benefit its customers. The ultra low-cost carrier is known for nickel-and-diming its passengers for everything imaginable — from checking bags to printing boarding passes and selecting seats. Now, we have information that the airline is becoming a member of the TSA PreCheck program.

According to the Spirit Airlines Twitter account, the carrier is planning on becoming part of the program by the end of the month.

The TSA’s list of participating airlines doesn’t yet include Spirit, but when you log in to your Spirit account, you’ll now see an option to input your Known Traveler Number.

With the addition of Spirit, there are now a total of 25 airlines that are a part of the PreCheck program. The airlines include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, OneJet, Seaborne Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet.

It’s not yet clear if you’ll actually get PreCheck access if you have a Spirit flight in the immediate future. However, now that there’s a place to input your KTN, it’s a good sign that the carrier will be joining very soon. As a reminder, you can get PreCheck (and Global Entry) for free with a number of credit cards that offer fee waivers, such as the Citi Prestige, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and The Platinum Card from American Express.

Have you had a recent Spirit flight? Did you have access to TSA PreCheck?

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