How to Use Official TSA PreCheck Schedule
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I’ll show you how this simple web page works!
TSA PreCheck Hours
Knowing the operating hours of TSA PreCheck lanes at each airport can help folks plan for their upcoming travel. And save others who arrive at the last second and depend on an expedited security experience!
I’ll show you how to use the TSA PreCheck Checkpoint schedule page to find TSA PreCheck hours!
Step 1. Enter Your Airport
Type the airport you’ll be traveling through.
Step 2. Enter the DayTSA PreCheck operates on different schedules throughout the week for many airports. Select which day you’ll be traveling.
Step 3. Select the Time
TSA officers don’t usually staff the TSA PreCheck lane 24 hours per day (though there are some exceptions at major hubs, like the North Terminal in Miami). Enter the time you plan to arrive at the security checkpoint.
Step 4. Click “Apply” and View Your Options
After you click “Apply“, you’ll see which (if any) TSA PreCheck lanes are open during your visit to the airport. If you’re visiting a larger airport, there will likely be multiple lanes to choose from.
If you have a red-eye flight, don’t count on the TSA PreCheck lanes being open. I entered 12:00 am at Chicago-Midway, and it shows NO available TSA PreCheck lanes.
Every Airport Is NOT on the Site
I did NOT enjoy using this web page. The results were often slow. And the available airport schedules are very limited.
The schedule was NOT available for several smaller airports I searched for, like Cincinnati, Long Beach, and Sacramento.
If you can’t find the schedule you’re looking for, you can always tweet the TSA and ask!
Get TSA PreCheck for Free
TSA PreCheck costs $85 for a 5-year membership. But there are lots of cards that will reimburse that fee!
Several cards will reimburse the price of your TSA PreCheck application, including:
- Chase Ritz-Carlton
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
- Citi Prestige Card
- The Platinum Card from American Express
- U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Gold American Express® Card
Use one of these cards to pay for TSA PreCheck application, and you’ll receive a statement credit for the expense!Note: These cards will reimburse the fee for either TSA PreCheck OR Global Entry. Check out my post on Global Entry to decide which is best for you!
If you aren’t sure if there will be an available TSA PreCheck lane open during your visit to the airport, you may be able to use the TSA PreCheck checkpoint schedule page to find the answer. However, the site has limited airport schedules, so if you’re flying out of a smaller airport, it might not be on this page.
If your airport is NOT on the site, you can always tweet @AskTSA for the answer!
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