Nine New Airlines Join TSA’s PreCheck Program
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Members of TSA’s PreCheck program, which helps travelers breeze through security, may face longer lines at security checkpoints as nine new airlines recently signed onto the program.
The newly added airlines include Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal and Volaris. TSA PreCheck members who plan to fly with these airlines will be able to take advantage of the expedited security screening at participating airports.
The addition of nine new airlines brings the total number of airlines in the program to 65.
Members of the of TSA PreCheck can benefit from decreased security line wait times (a reported 95 percent of members experienced a wait time of fewer than five minutes), and do not have to remove liquids or laptops from their carry-ons when passing through the scanners. Membership costs $85 for five years.