The Transportation Security Administration TSA has announced that it is adding five new carriers to its TSA Precheck program. The addition brings the total number of carriers participating in the program to 42. In May 2017, the TSA added a further seven airlines to the program. Here's a full list of airlines that support TSA Pre✓®. As of August 2018, the total is 54 airlines.
The newly added carriers are:
- All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Contour Aviation
- Korean Air
With TSA Pre✓® operating in over 200 airports across the US, and more airlines joining, TSA Precheck members can rejoice that every little expansion makes life easier. Currently, there is a whole host of trusted traveler programs and finding the best program for you is relatively easy; all you need to do is use the Department of Homeland Security’s matching page to find the program that best suits you.
One thing to remember is that one of the benefits of many Premium credit cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express or the Chase Sapphire Reserve® will give you a statement credit towards enrolling in select trusted traveler programs.
It is excellent news that trusted travelers’ programs are expanding at airports and to multiple carriers. Although eventually, the question will arise, is too much of a good thing bad? Since the numbers of registered users have swollen will we see longer lines at the expedited security checkpoints? Hopefully, this does not happen and the investment infrastructure and facilities match the expansion.