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What is TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Precheck? How will it benefit you when you are flying? How much does it cost? Is it worth it?

What is TSA Precheck?

Photo by Patrick Campanale on Unsplash
Photo by Patrick Campanale on Unsplash

TSA Precheck is a program where you can get go through the process of enrolling, through the TSA website, and one of their authorized enrollment centers, and then you can use it every time you fly. TSA Precheck allows you to go through a separate screening process at the airport. In this separate line, you will not have to take out your small liquids or remove your shoes or your belt.

How does it benefit you when you are flying?


If you are flying, the bonus of having the TSA Precheck means that you will not have to wait in a really long line at airport security. There are a few times when I have walked into an airport and there are zero people in line at the TSA Precheck line and hundreds of people in the regular line. In my case, being able to use the TSA Precheck line has been awesome.

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How much does TSA Precheck cost?

The TSA Precheck costs between $70 and $85 for the cost of the application fee. The cost of renewing after 5 years (TSA Precheck is only good for 5 years), varies slightly.

Is TSA Precheck worth the cost?

In my opinion, yes, it is. I do usually get to the airport early, but this allows me to not get stressed out waiting in line to go through security, along with having to time when to take my shoes off, belt and things out of my purse.

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