TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening initiative that enhances aviation security by placing more focus on prescreening individuals who volunteer to participate.
You don't have to remove or take off the following items at security:
- 3-1-1 compliant bag from carryon
- Laptop from bag
- Light outerwear/jacket
Accompanying children 12 years and younger are allowed through TSA PreCheck lanes when traveling with eligible Passengers who have TSA PreCheck (parent or guardian).
Travelers who are eligible will be able to find the notification indicator “TSA PRE” on their boarding pass. If you’re eligible for TSA PreCheck, the indicator will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary, regardless of whether pre-screening lanes are available at your departure airport(s).
After verifying your departure airport has an open TSA PreCheck lane at your security checkpoint, look for signs with the TSA PreCheck logo at the entrance to the checkpoint lanes.
In order for the Customer to use the TSA PreCheck lane, the Customer must have “TSA PRE” on their boarding pass. However, children 12 years and younger are allowed through TSA PreCheck lanes when traveling with eligible Passengers who have TSA PreCheck (parent or guardian).
No, the TSA PreCheck lane and Express Lane aren’t the same and operate separately. A-List and A-List Preferred Members as well as Customers flying on a Business Select® or Anytime fare can use the Express Lane security lanes in participating airports regardless of TSA PreCheck eligibility.
While we recommend utilizing the TSA PreCheck lane if given the opportunity, you are not required to do so.
The TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Therefore, while Passengers with the TSA PreCheck indicator have been precleared to access the TSA PreCheck lane, no Passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening.