Why Now Is the BEST Time to Sign Up for TSA PreCheck

Let’s face it — flying right now can be challenging.

Flying is stressful

Not only are airlines experiencing pilot shortages, numerous delays and cancellations, but some airlines are dropping flights altogether. Add that into problems with luggage and long security lines, and going to the airport can just be stressful for passengers. But there’s a way to make at least one part a little less stressful — and it now costs less!

Let’s talk about security lines at the airport. Those are constantly long and it can be such a hassle to have to go through taking off your shoes, pulling out your little bag of liquids, and all the other things you have to do to get through there. But if you have TSA PreCheck, you can keep your shoes on, keep everything in your bags, and breeze through security.


We’ve got some good news about that program, too — it now costs less! It previously cost $85, but the TSA has dropped the price to $78 per passenger. The cost to renew online remains at $70 per person. The program is open to all U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and lawful permanent residents. All you have to do is go online to the TSA website and apply for pre-approval. You’ll then book an interview, where you’ll need to provide a valid photo ID and proof of citizenship.


Once you’re approved, you’ll be given a Known Traveler Number that you can input when booking your flights — this will give you access to a special PreCheck lane at airport security, where you’ll find you can move more quickly through security. It’s a win!


If you’re still concerned about paying the fee, though, there are ways to get TSA PreCheck for free. All active members of the armed forces can get TSA Precheck for free, many travel rewards credit cards offer reimbursement for TSA PreCheck, and some airline and hotel rewards programs allow you to redeem points or miles for TSA PreCheck.

With the lower price, now is a good time to sign up for the service and most who use it will tell you it’s worth it!

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