The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added four more international airlines to its trusted traveler program, TSA PreCheck.
Fiji Airways, Lynx Air, Norse Atlantic Airways, and Starlux Airlines are the latest additions to the TSA PreCheck program, according to the government agency. The latter three airlines on this list are startup carriers from Canada, Europe, and Taiwan, respectively, all of which have commenced flights to the U.S. over the past couple of years.
With the addition of these four international carriers, there’s a total of 94 airlines that participate in the TSA PreCheck program — and growing. TSA PreCheck allows travelers deemed as “low risk” to enjoy expedited security screening when departing from over a list of 200 participating U.S. airports.
The agency is continuing to test new technology to make airport security a more streamlined process for travelers, especially at busy airports. Travelers with an Arizona-issued mobile ID on their Apple or Samsung Wallet can now use it for identity verification, and the TSA hopes to expand this option in the coming years.
Less than a week ago, the TSA also announced it would start trialing self-service screening in Las Vegas — initially for TSA PreCheck members Around March, eligible travelers at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas will be able to use these lanes with an automated entry and exit door.
Membership lasts for five years and costs $78 for new applicants, while the cost to renew TSA PreCheck is $70. Several popular travel credit cards even waive this application fee cost altogether, such as the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card.
Frequent flyers who travel internationally may want to consider the Global Entry program instead, where they can enjoy expedited customs lines when returning to the U.S. Overseen by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the application cost for this program is $100 but includes TSA PreCheck, making it a worthwhile investment for eligible travelers.