5 New Airlines Were Added to TSA PreCheck

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Good news, PreCheck members: five new airlines have been added to the TSA's wait-reducing service. Austrian Airlines, Interjet, PAL Express, Swoop, and VivaAerobus just joined the likes of American Airlines and jetBlue, bringing the total list of participating airlines to 72. If you've already signed up for PreCheck, your chances of flying Down Under without waiting in line at the airport have just increased sharply. If you haven't, there's no time like the present.

For the uninitiated, here's how it works: you simply fill out an application, pay $85, and pass a 10-minute, in-person interview that includes a background check and fingerprinting. Voila! Memberships last five years and result in 93% of enrolled passengers waiting less than five minutes to make it through security en route to their final destination.

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Once approved, you'll receive a Known Travel Number (KTN) that you can use when buying tickets. The program has more than seven million members and is active at over 200 airports. As an added bonus, you don't need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belt, or light jacket. (And if you don't want to pay for it, there's a chance your credit card is one of the 17 that includes PreCheck signup as a free perk.)

Here's the full list of participating airlines:

Air Canada
Air France
Air India
Air Serbia
Alaska Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Allegiant Air
American Airlines
Aruba Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Boutique Airlines
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Cape Air
Cathay Pacific Airways
China Airlines
Condor Airlines
Contour Aviation
Copa Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Eastern Airlines
Edelweiss Air
Elite Airways
Etihad Airways
Frontier Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
InterCaribbean Airways
Japan Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Key Lime Air
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
Miami Air International
Norwegian Air
PAL Express
Philippine Airlines
Porter Airlines
Qatar Airways
Scandinavian Airlines
Seaborne Airlines
Silver Airways
Singapore Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Sunwing Airlines
Swift Air
Swiss International Air Lines
TAP Air Portugal
Thomas Cook Airlines (Scan.)
Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
World Atlantic
Xtra Airways

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