Disclosure: We get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do. American Express, Barclaycard, Chase, and US Bank are Million Mile Secrets advertising partners. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or endorsed by our partners. Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure.
Update: The Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard no longer offers a statement credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fees.
TSA PreCheck makes getting through airport security easier. But some budget airlines don’t participate.
What’s TSA PreCheck?
With TSA PreCheck you can go through a separate security lane. This lane is faster because folks don’t have to remove items like belts, laptops, and shoes.
Check out this post for details on how you can get TSA PreCheck.
Participating airlines include:
|Air Canada||Alaska Airlines||Allegiant||American Airlines||Delta|
|Hawaiian Airlines||JetBlue||OneJet||Southwest||Sun Country Airlines|
|United Airlines||Virgin America||WestJet|
So airlines such as Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines, as well as international flights on budget airlines such as WOW do NOT qualify.
And you won’t have access to the faster TSA PreCheck lane. But there may be a way around this!
How to Get TSA PreCheck If Your Flight Doesn’t Qualify
You may be able to show your Global Entry ID card at security to get into the fast lane.
One Mile at a Time reports this trick worked on his way to a WOW Air flight to Iceland.
There are NO guarantees this will work. But it’s worth a try, especially if you’re in a hurry to catch your flight!
Don’t Have Global Entry?
You can apply for free (via a $100 statement credit) with cards like:
- American Express Platinum (personal)
- The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN
- American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum
Citi American Airlines Executive
- Citi Prestige
With TSA PreCheck you can speed past the long security lines at the airport.
But only some airlines participate. So if you’re flying budget airlines like Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, TSA PreCheck will NOT be printed on your boarding pass.
However, you may still be able to get into the TSA Precheck lane by showing your Global Entry ID card.
If you decide to give this a try, let us know your experience!
* If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 20,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!